completed his medical exam in 1838 in Munich. In 1839, he went to the USA, where he first came into contact with homeopathy in 1847.
In 1869, he was awarded the chair of clinical medicine at the New York Homoeopathic Medical College. With Constatine Hering's support, he edited the “North American Journal of Homoeopathy“ from 1872-1885, which flourished under his stewardship.
His chief work was “Homeopathic Therapeutics,“ published in 1878.
He himself conducted many remedy provings, including Carb-ac and Phys. In 1887, Lilienthal moved to San Francisco, where his son was teaching at the Homeopathic Medical College of the Pacific.
Martin Deschere said that one of the main characteristics of Lilienthal was his punctuality. He went to bed every evening at 22:00, got up at 6:00, and followed a precisel daily routine. In this way, he was able to produce an enormous body of literary work and run a busy homeopathic practice. Samuel Lilienthal died on February 2, 1891.