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By Brian C. Wilson

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

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