Thomas F. Adkin
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|Thomas F. Adkin|
Advertising illustration of Adkin, c. 1902
|Born||12 August 1871 |
|Died||21 February 1924 (52)|
Lakewood, New Jersey
American (c. 1902)
|Affiliations||New York Institute of Physicians and Surgeons; New York Institute of Science|
|Spouse(s)||Nellie M. Davis (m. 1892)|
Thomas Franklin Adkin (August 12, 1871 - February 21, 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).
- Adkin, Thomas F.; Sage, X. LaMotte (1900), Scenes in Hypnotism and How to Produce Them, New York: New York State Publishing Co.
- Adkin, Thomas F. (1900), A Correspondence Course of Instruction in Vitaopathy, https://wellcomecollection.org/works/a97yp6wk
- New York Institute of Science: personal magnetism, hypnosis, occult science
- Columbia Scientific Academy: "Ki Magi" System
- New York Institute of Physicians and Surgeons: Vitaopathy
- Cartilage Company: methods for increasing height
Advertising & Press Coverage
- "WHENCE COMES THIS MIGHTY HEALING POWER? All the Land Wonders at the Remarkable Cures Effected by Professor Adkin. HEALS DISEASES CALLED INCURABLE - Ministers, Doctors and Professional Men Tell How He Has Cured the Blind, the Lame, the Paralytic, and Many of the Very Brink of Death. FREE HELP FOR THE SICK. Professor Adkin Offers to Help All Sufferers from Any Disease Absolutely Free of Charge — Professional Men Investigate His Powers.", The National Tribune (Washington, D.C.): 3, 15 May 1902, http://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn82016187/1902-05-15/ed-1/seq-3/
- "RESCUED ON WAY TO GRAVE; PROFESSOR STOPS FUNERAL; RESTORES WOMAN TO LIFE. DOES HE POSSESS DIVINE POWER? Woman Threatened With Burial Is Revived by This Man's Mysterious Mastery Over Disease. MOST PHENOMENAL MIRACLE OF THE AGE Without the Use of Drastic Drugs, Medicines or the Surgeon's Knife He Defeats Death and Restores Life and Health to Suffering Mankind. COMPLETELY UPSETS MODERN MEDICAL PRACTICE. Gives Services to Rich and Poor Alike Without Charge — Cures Men and Women Thousands of Miles Away as Surely as Those Who Call.", Arizona Republican (Phoenix, AZ): 3, 10 Jul. 1904, https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn84020558/1904-07-10/ed-1/seq-3/
- "United States Passport Applications, 1795-1925," index and images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV5Y-G8VD : 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.
- "Thomas F. Adkin Dies While on Business Trip", Rochester Times-Union (Rochester, NY): 2, 23 Feb. 1924