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
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.

Selected Bibliography

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


  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