Thomas F. Adkin

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Thomas F. Adkin
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Advertising illustration of Adkin, c. 1902
Born 12 August 1871(1871-08-12) [1]
Bothwell, Ontario
Died February 1924 (52) [2]
Lakewood, New Jersey
Nationality Canadian (birth),
American (c. 1902)
Affiliations New York Institute of Physicians and Surgeons; New York Institute of Science
Known for Vitaopathy
Spouse(s) Nellie M. Davis (m. 1892)

Thomas Franklin Adkin (August 12, 1871 - February 1924) was a Canadian-born businessman, beginning as a manager of stage hypnotists and eventually becoming a magnetic healer and manufacturer of nostrums, popularly known for his promotion of Vitaopathy through his New York Institute of Physicians and Surgeons and a number of related businesses, including the New York Institute of Science, founded alongside E. Virgil Neal (a.k.a. X. La Motte Sage).

Selected Bibliography

  • Adkin, Thomas F.; Sage, X. LaMotte (1900), Scenes in Hypnotism and How to Produce Them, New York: New York State Publishing Co. 

Business Associations


  1. "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 14 June 2015), Thomas F Adkin, 1909; citing Passport Application, New York, United States, source certificate #16882, Passport Applications, January 2, 1906 - March 31, 1925, 978, NARA microfilm publications M1490 and M1372 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm.
  2. "Thomas F. Adkin Dies While on Business Trip", Rochester Times-Union (Rochester, NY): 2, 23 February 1924