Item #H36209 Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953. Royal S. Lee.
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953
Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953

Catalogue of Reprints and Articles on Fluorine, 1953

Milwaukee: Lee Foundation, 1953. Wraps. 11.5 x 9.25 inches, blue paper covers, printed label on front cover and on inside cover, housing about 35 examples of articles, leaflets and pamphlets the Lee Foundation distributed, ranging from single sheets and reproductions of articles to actual booklets, an example of each is found in this book, which has a title list at the beginning, dated November 1, 1953, and price for each item (ranging from 1 cent to 25 cents), all arguing against the use of fluoride in drinking water and elsewhere has a health measure. Some of the material dates back to the 1930s. Anti-fluoride activists, supported by the ultra-right John Birch Society and other conspiracy-theory minded associations, cast the use of it as a communist conspiracy to poison Americans and deprive Americans of their rights, part of a long history in this country of objecting to scientifically verified publish health measures, which included anti-polio-vaccine protests and which continues to this day with anti-Covid-vaccination activists and anti-Fauci conspiracy theories, for whatever reason tied to the far right. Folder has some edgewear, discoloration and spottiness, contents very good. Very uncommon; OCLC locates 2 holdings of a later 1956 version of this, in New Zealand and at a natural medicine library in Oregon. Royal Lee (1895-1967) founded a company that sold organic foods, nutrients and remedies that is still in business. He himself found himself in the crosshairs of a government investigation for the many false claims he made for his own products. Lee’s first product was Catalyn, a patent medicine composed of milk sugar, wheat starch, wheat bran, and other plant material. During the early 1930s, a shipment of Catalyn was seized by the FDA and destroyed by court order because it had been marketed with false claims of effectiveness against goiter, hardening of the arteries, heart trouble, high blood pressure, insomnia, prostate trouble, and other serious ailments. In 1945, the FTC ordered Lee and the Vitamin Products Company to discontinue illegal claims for Catalyn and other products. In 1956, the Post Office Department charged Lee’s foundation with fraudulent promotion of a book called Diet Prevents Polio. The foundation agreed to discontinue the challenged claims. In 1962, Lee and Vitamin Products were convicted of misbranding 115 special dietary products by making false claims for the treatment of more than 500 diseases and conditions. Lee received a one-year suspended prison term and was fined $7,000. Lee also consented to a permanent injunction prohibiting his use of claims for the products as well as claims such as “Arthritis and tooth decay are caused by the eating of cooked foods” and “Some 700,000 people a year die of preventable and curable heart disease caused by deficiency of natural vitamins.” (information on Lee from a website called Quackwatch). Very good. Item #H36209

Price: $250.00

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