“We Are A Nation Of Suicides,” Says Dr. H. W. Wiley

From March 19, 1911

WE ARE A NATION OF SUICIDES, SAYS DR. H. W. WILEY

“WE ARE A NATION OF SUICIDES,” SAYS DR. H. W. WILEY: He Believes Americans Over-Eat, Over-Drink and Over-Everything and Thereby Slowly Kill Themselves. (PDF)

Harvey Washington Wiley was the first commissioner of the US Food and Drug Administration. He later took over the Good Housekeeping Research Institute, testing products for consumers. In this article, he describes several ways that people are killing themselves through excessive drinking, smoking, eating, etc. It’s all pretty sensible, and can be summed up with one word: moderation.

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March 15th, 2011 at 10:00 am

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