Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and the Religion of Biologic Living by Brian C. Wilson

By Brian C. Wilson

Purveyors of spiritualized medication were legion in American non secular background, yet few have completed the megastar prestige of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his conflict Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the "San" was once a mixture spa and Mayo medical institution. based in 1866 below the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over via the charismatic Dr. Kellogg, it catered to many well-heeled well-being seekers together with Henry Ford, John D. Rockefeller, and Presidents Taft and Harding. It additionally supported a health facility, learn amenities, a clinical university, a nursing university, numerous well-being nutrition businesses, and a publishing condominium devoted to generating fabrics on future health and health. instead of targeting Kellogg because the eccentric writer of corn flakes or a megalomaniacal quack, Brian C. Wilson takes his function as a doctor and a theological innovator heavily and areas his faith of "Biologic dwelling" in an on-going culture of sacred overall healthiness and health. With the attention-grabbing and not likely tale of the "San" as a backdrop, Wilson lines the advance of this theology of body structure from its roots in antebellum health and wellbeing reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its final lodging of genetics and eugenics within the innovative Era.

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