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The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battling Creek

The Kelloggs:  The Battling Brothers of Battling Creek

by Howard Markel,
The San Francisco Chronicle, December 20, 2017

In 1890, 14 years after Dr. John Kellogg converted a two-story home into a health institute, his Battle Creek Sanitarium had evolved into a massive medical center. The Michigan facility included a five-story hospital; 400 acres of land to grow the food seven to 10,000 patients consumed each year; canning and food manufacturing plants; 20 cottages for wealthy clients; and a charity hospital. With hundreds of publications bearing his name, Kellogg had an international reputation as a surgeon, an authority on nutrition, exercise and natural healing, and a patron saint of “wellness.”

 

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