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By Brian C. Wilson

Purveyors of spiritualized drugs were legion in American non secular historical past, yet few have accomplished the big name prestige of Dr. John Harvey Kellogg and his conflict Creek Sanitarium. In its heyday, the "San" used to be a mix spa and Mayo medical institution. based in 1866 below the auspices of the Seventh-day Adventist Church and presided over by means of 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 sanatorium, examine amenities, a clinical university, a nursing college, a number of well-being meals businesses, and a publishing residence devoted to generating fabrics on health and wellbeing and well being. instead of targeting Kellogg because the eccentric author 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 healthiness and health. With the interesting 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 well-being reform and Seventh-day Adventism to its final lodging of genetics and eugenics within the revolutionary Era.

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