Samuel Hahnemann Memorial

This memorial, largely funded by the American Institute of Homeopathy, is dedicated to the father of homeopathy.

The Samuel Hahnemann Memorial is a bronze and granite monument in the form of an elliptical exedra, featuring a portrait statue of Hahnemann at the center of the niche. Christian Friederich Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), a German-born physician who became disillusioned by the medical orthodoxy that relied on over-medicating and bleeding, is generally recognized as the greatest influence on the practice of homeopathy.

Dedicated in 1900, the monument arose from the desire of members of the American Institute of Homeopathy to honor Hahnemann, but it also received funding from individuals across the country. The memorial is notable as the first statue in the city depicting a foreigner not associated with American independence, as well as one of the first statue not honoring a political or military figure. The memorial was created by sculptor Charles Henry Niehaus and architect Julius F. Harden.

DC Inventory: February 22, 2007
National Register: October 11, 2007
Within Sixteenth Street Historic District



Scott Circle, NW