Hempel, Charles Julius
- Christopher D. Ellithorp
Hempel, Charles Julius (05 September 1811–24 September 1879), homeopathic physician, was born in Solingen, Germany. Little is known of his parentage and early life. After completing his college education, Hempel was compelled to take the Prussian military examination, which he passed, enabling him to defer service until age twenty-four. He took the opportunity to study at the Collège de France and the University of Paris, supporting himself by translating. He attended lectures by chemist Joseph Gay-Lussac, physician François Broussais, and Jules Michelet. Hempel lived with Michelet’s family for six months while assisting the historian with his ...