Better eyes without glasses

Catalogue Number: 576
Better eyes without glasses
Category: Book
Sub-Category: Book of historical note
Author: HAUSER, Bengamin Gayelord
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: c 1960
Edition: 3rd Edition
Time Period: 1940 to 1999
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: London
Publisher/Manufacturer: Faber and Faber
Description Of Item: Original repaired dustwrapper, original black cloth cover, 80 pages with numerous diagrams in text.
Historical Significance: Dr. Bengamin Gayelord Hauser (1895-1984), popularly known as Gayelord Hauser, was an American nutritionist, self-help author, and promoter of "the natural way of eating" during the mid 20th century. He promoted foods rich in Vitamin B and discouraged consumption of sugar and white flour. Hauser was a best selling author, popular on the lecture and social circuits, and was nutritional advisor to many celebrities. He was born Helmut Eugene Benjamin Gellert Hauser in Tubingen, Germany. At the age of sixteen, he jointed his brother Otto Hauser, a pastor, in Milwaukee. Shortly after arriving in the USA, he was stricken with tuberculosis of the hip which, before the development of antibiotics in the 1930's, was almost always fatal. He consulted a naturopath, Dr. Benedict Lust, who markedly improved Hauser's condition and he went to Switzerland to see if the new 'food science' in that country would help and was cured by a monk, Brother Maier, by a strict diet of salads, fruit juices, vegetable broths, and herbs. He then embarked upon studies of 'food science' in Vienna, Zurich, Dresden, and Copenhagen and returned to the USA, changed his name, and set up office in Chicago. Numerous food products have used his name for promotion. This book is one of quite a number that espouse alternative treatments to preventing and remedying eye conditions usually under the title of Better sight without glasses or similar: See MacFadden (1901 # 429, 1925 # 1081), Bates 1920, 1944 (#98, # 250), Benjamin 1935, 1940 (#94, # 252), Hauser c1960 (#576)
How Acquired: Purchased by VCO archive on eBay
Date Acquired: Feb 2008
Condition: Very good
Location: Archive room. East wall. Books of historical note

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