Cook

  • Full Name:
    Dr Henry William James Cook
  • Role:
    Registered practitioner
  • Occupation/s:
    Medical practitioner
  • State:
    Victoria
  • Date first identified using homoeopathy in Australia:
    1894

(Material researched & presented by Barbara Armstrong)

 

Henry W.J. Cook was born in Edinburgh in 1870, the eldest son of Dr Edmund Alleyne Cook.

 

Henry followed in his father's footsteps, obtaining his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery from Durham in 1891. At the age of 27 he arrived in Melbourne in April 1894 aboard the Port Albert. He was registered as a medical practitioner in Victoria on 4 May 1894.

 

It appears that Dr Cook already believed in homœopathy, possibly because of his father's influence, as in 1895 Dr Cook took the position of Resident Surgeon of the Melbourne Homœopathic Hospital . (This position was previously held by Dr James Cook, unrelated, who resigned in March 1895).  He was listed in the 1896 & 1897 editions of the Melbourne Post Office Directory as being Resident Medical Officer at the Melbourne Homœopathic Hospital, but not in the 1898 edition.

 

In 1901 he moved to Sale in Eastern Victoria, where he ran a practice in York Street. By 1909 his practice was at Wyndham Street, Shepparton.

 

By 1919 he had moved to 2 Studley Park Road, Kew, where he died on 7 May, 1923.

 

© Barbara Armstrong

 
  • Created:
    Monday, 21 March 2011
  • Last modified:
    Wednesday, 05 October 2016