Charles Romeyn Dake

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Charles Romeyn Dake (December 22, 1849 – 1899) was a 19th-century American homeopathic physician and writer. He was an 1873 graduate of the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and he practiced in Belleville, Illinois.[1] In 1893 he became editor of the journal Homeopathic News.

Dake published two short stories and one novel, A Strange Discovery, which is a sequel to Edgar Allan Poe's The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket. As an author, his name is sometimes spelled Charles Romyn Dake.

In early 1899 he discovered that he had lung cancer and committed suicide.[2]


Charles Dake was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to David Merit Dake and Mary Manule.[3] His father and an uncle, J. P. Dake of Nashville, Tennessee, were also homeopaths. He had two daughters and at least one grandchild, Grace Bechtold.[4]


  • Dake, Charles R. (December 1892). "The Limits of Imagination". Homœopathic news. St. Louis, Missouri: F. A. Luyties. 21 (12).  (translations also published in Germany and France)
  • Dake, Charles R. (May 1893). "The Death and Resurrection of Gerald Deane". Homœopathic news. St. Louis, Missouri: F. A. Luyties. 22 (5): 239–258. 
  • Dake, Charles Romyn (1899). A Strange Discovery. New York: H. Ingalls Kimball. 


  1. ^ Columbia University (1912). Catalogue of officers and graduates of Columbia university from the foundation of King's college in 1754. New York: Columbia University. p. 290. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  2. ^ F. August Luyties (May 1899). "The Late Dr. Charles R. Dake". Homœopathic news. St. Louis, Missouri: F. A. Luyties. 28 (5): 166–167. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  3. ^ Maurice L. Dake. "Jabez P. Dake Family". Dake/Deake Genealogy Research. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  4. ^ Bechtold, Grace (1946). Book Publishing. Vocational and professional monographs. Bellman publishing company. p. 1. Retrieved September 6, 2010. 
  • F. August Luyties (May 1893). "Charles R. Dake, M.D." Homœopathic news. St. Louis, Missouri: F. A. Luyties. 22 (5): 208–209. 

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