Category Archives for "Biography"

Mar 29

Elizabeth Blackwell, MD

Biography

1821 – 1910 Elizabeth Blackwell was born in Bristol, England and came to America with her family in 1832. Her father, Samuel Blackwell, was a social reformer and an entrepreneur. His involvement in the abolition movement left little time for his business ventures which, perforce, did poorly. He died leaving the family destitute. The family […]

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Beginning of the Low Carb Diet
Apr 25

William Banting and the First Low Carb Diet

Biography

William Banting (1796 – 1878) was a London undertaker. Undertaker you say? And why would an undertaker be found on the pages of a site devoted to health and wellness? Though it is true that Frank Lloyd Wright said, “The physician can bury his mistakes.” that is not why we want to tell you about […]

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Dr James Barry
Feb 24

Dr James Barry

Biography

His colleagues hated him and his patients loved him. Florence Nightingale, after Barry’s death would write: “I should say that he was the most hardened creature I ever met.”

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