Samuel Lilienthal was born in Munich, Germany, and became a pioneer American homeopathic physician. After he immigrated to the U.S., he was employed as Professor of Mental and Nervous Diseases at the Homeopathic College of New York and as a Professor of Clinical Medicine at New York College for Women. He moved to San Francisco in the late 1880s to stay with family members. Called a "great advocate and determined friend" of women, Lilienthal was instrumental in getting many women admitted to medical school and in furthering their careers. He was the author of "Homeopathic Therapeutics", and was, for many years, the editor of the "North American Journal of Homeopathy." Samuel's son, James Lilienthal, also a homeopath, taught at the Homeopathic Medical College of the Pacific.
Memorial book for Dr. Samuel Lilienthal (homeopath) that contains eulogies from Jewish and non-Jewish newspapers and from homeopathic journals in America, Germany, and England.