D. W. Medcalf

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D. W. Medcalf
Born 10 February 1870(1870-02-10)
Indiana
Died 8 October 1948 (78)
Camp Chesterfield, Indiana
Nationality American
Spouse(s) Clara K. Medcalf

David Walter Medcalf (February 10, 1870 - October 8, 1948) was an American Spiritualist medium, astrologer, numerologist, chiropractic, and drugless physician (fined in Indiana[1] and Kentucky[2] for practicing medicine without a license, degree'd by L. W. de Laurence).[3]

Selected Bibliography

  • Medcalf, D. W., How to Eat and Live: Diet Instructions Prepared According to the Planets and the Date of Your Birth, Chesterfield, Indiana: Dr. D. W. Medcalf Mineral and Medicine Co. 

References

  1. "ALLEGED HEALER FINED", Princeton Daily Clarion (Princeton, Ind.): 1, 1911-04-15, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/438084677/ 
  2. "SPIRITS OF DEAD AT DOCTOR'S TRIAL — DR. D. W. MEDCALF TESTIFIES THAT SPIRITS OF DEPARTED PATIENTS COME TO COURT", Kentucky Medical Journal (Kentucky State Medical Association) 13: 579, 1915, https://books.google.com/books?id=GYkMAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA579 
  3. "Magic Fails to Stop Explosion", The Times (San Mateo, Calif.): 2, 1933-02-28, https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/38859902/, "The numbers, charms, alchemy and Hindu magic all failed to protect Dr. D. W. Medcalf and his disciple, Ralph Epstein, when a vast pan of mineral salts went sky high as a small gasoline stove exploded. One of Dr. Medcalf's three diplomas bears the signature and turbaned likeness of Dr. L. W. de Laurence, alchemist and master of Hindu occultism. Epstein is a numerologist by calling: "I had a premonition of the explosion," Epstein admitted, "I was doing some work and had just called to the doctor, 'This would be a terrible day for something to happen, with all these numbers showing up,' and then it seemed like the house suddenly jumped off its foundations, and everything was on fire.""