D. C. Morehead

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D. C. Morehead, M.D.
Born 1822 [1]
New York
Died 1 April 1867 [2]
New York
Nationality American
Field(s) Medicine
Known for Morehead's Magnetic Plaster, Morehead's Neurodyne

David C. Morehead (1822 - April 1, 1867) was an American promoter of galvanic and magnetic medical nostrums, first as an agent for Dr. A. H. Christie's galvanic belts, bracelets, necklaces, and fluids, before later producing his own magnetic machine, plaster, and neurodyne formula. Additionally, Morehead was the publisher of Christie's family almanac (later Morehead's) through the 1850s and 60s.[3]


  1. "New York Deaths and Burials, 1795-1952," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 04 Jan 2014), David C. Moorhead, b. 1822, d. 1 April 1867; citing reference 207, FHL microfilm 1671688.
  2. Butler, S.W.; Brinton, D.G., eds (1867). Medical and Surgical Reporter. 16th. Philadelphia: Alfred Martien. p. 320.  (Obituary notice for "David C. Morehead", d. 1 Apr 1867)
  3. Hoolihan, Christopher (2008). An Annotated Catalogue of the Edward C. Atwater Collection of American Popular Medicine and Health Reform (3rd ed.). University Rochester Press. p. 492.  (Entry under "S-856. MOREHEAD, David C.")