From the James C. Whitten Collection on the History of Vegetarianism.
Mr. and Mrs. Christian were self-made dietary experts. He titled himself “F.S.D.,” food science doctor, and offered a diploma in food science at his School of Applied Food Chemistry in New York City. “A good food scientist can earn $10,000 a year,” he advertised in 1910, and he proclaimed the need for corrective eating, maintaining that “…over 90% of all disease is caused by errors in eating. Scientific feeding, therefore, is the broadest field in the relief of human suffering.” He and his wife wrote that their own ills, which made them “so impaired in health as to almost totally disqualify us for the performance of our daily work”, were completely relieved by consuming only uncooked foods. The Christians published many treatises and cookbooks together, with Mrs. Griswold acting as publisher for some of them. Among her other pursuits were the development of a line of baby foods and distribution of the Vieno brand of self-raising bran meal.
This book is part of the James C. Whitten Collection on the History of Vegetarianism, a rich collection recently acquired by Schlesinger that includes hundreds of books, periodicals, pamphlets, menus, postcards, and other ephemera on vegetarianism, animal rights, health cures, and other related subjects, ranging from the 18th century through our own time.