Thomas F. Adkin
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|Thomas F. Adkin|
Advertising illustration of Adkin, c. 1902
|Born||12 August 1871 |
|Died||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 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.
- 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
- "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 February 1924