Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages Including a System of Vegetable Cookery

Vegetable Diet As Sanctioned by Medical Men and by Experience in All Ages Including a System of Vegetable Cookery None

  • Title: Vegetable Diet: As Sanctioned by Medical Men, and by Experience in All Ages Including a System of Vegetable Cookery
  • Author: William A. Alcott
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  • Page: 184
  • Format: Kindle Edition
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    About " William A. Alcott "

  • William A. Alcott

    Alcott was one of the most prolific authors in early American history He wrote frequently on the topics of education and health In 1836 he wrote a letter to the editor of the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal titled The Graham System and signed it M.D The cause of greatest interest in Alcott throughout his life was vegetarianism In 1850 he wrote three long letters on vegetarianism to the editor of the New York Tribune at the request of the editor.Alcott wrote The Physiology of Marriage in 1856 He deplored free courtship manners He specifically deplored conversation which is too excitable , presence of exciting books , unnecessary heat , and many other courtship practices prevalent in 18th century America but steadily going out of fashion by 1856 He warned young people of the dangers of courtship He is criticized by modern day feminists for his rigidity.Alcott was a founding member in 1850 and the first president of the American Vegetarian Society He was also the author of The Vegetable Diet As Sanctioned by Medical Men and By Experience in All Ages He also founded The American Physiological Society in 1837, the world s first physiological society.He died of a lung infection and is buried in Newton Cemetary He worked until the day before he died.

  • 547 Comments

  • From an historical perspective, this is a valuable book. It 's interesting to me that natural foods were so poorly adulterated in America during the 19th century. (This also comes from P T Barnum's book on 'Humbugs.') but as for Alcott's assertions on such a limited choice of ingredients, he's swinging too far to the opposite extreme. This book is best taken with a grain of salt. ;0)


  • Premise of this book: William A. Alcott set out to prove that humans do not need animal flesh to live.He asked questions in a scientific publication and people corresponded with him detailing personal experiences with a predominantly vegetable and milk diet and (in some cases) the experiences of their patients, friends, and family members. In the book he discusses human physiology- teeth, intestines, bone structure. He speaks on biblical reasons for following this diet (citing that man did not e [...]


  • From a historical perspective it was an extremely fascinating book to me, as a vegan, just to see what people of that time period thought about the avoidance of meat and how they articulated it.However, as mentioned by another reviewer, people in the early 1800s really didn't have much of a clue as to what constitutes a healthy diet. I also shuddered any time it was mentioned that a person became healthy after making a number of huge changes to their lifestyle. After all, can you really say it's [...]


  • Very empiric and truly affected by lack of physiology of diseases in that day. An interesting but somewhat too little scientiphicall approuch. I do not think it worth the time.


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