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Adam-Man Tongue

Author: E. Shaftesbury

Date: 1903


Miscellaneous Information:

Shaftesbury's real name was Webster Edgerly, but he was also known as Dr. Ralston, the founder of Ralstonism, a health food cult that advised its followers to eschew hot baked goods, walk on the balls of their feet, and eat "bacterial" foods, like raw eggs. (He also promoted whole-wheat cereal, and when the Purina Company asked him to endorse their wheat cereal, he agreed on the condition that it be named after him. The success of the product led to the company being re-named Ralston-Purina.)

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