Dr Edward Hooker Dewey

Dr Edward Hooker Dewey

Wayland, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Dec 1904 (aged 67)
Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Meadville, Crawford County, Pennsylvania, USA
Plot Sec. B; Lot 156
Memorial ID 94160599 · View Source
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Meadville, March 28. - Dr. E. H. Dewey, the well known advocate of the "no breakfast plan," was stricken with hemiplegia in this city today and his recovery is considered doubtful. He was standing near his residence talking with Dr. Woodring. the latter noticed that his friend looked and acted sick and spoke of it. Dr. Dewey replied that he was not well and walked into his office. A carpenter, working about the house, found him lying on the floor within half an hour. Tonight the paralysis has extended in such degree that he can no longer articulate. He is 65 years of age and a native of this city. He is the author of numerous books relating to the matter of fasting and had a following of thousands throughout the world.
Titusville Herald, 29 Mar 1904, p. 8, Titusville, Pa.

Dr. Dewey was born at Wayland, Pennsylvania, in May, 1839. In the late fifties he entered thc employ of a local druggist, and he spent two years dispensing remedies and absorbing pharmaecopoeial lore.

He was graduated from the College of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan in 1864 with a medical degree, and almost immediately we find him as an acting assistant surgeon in the army of the United States on duty at a field hospital at Chattanooga, Tennessee.

When discharged at the close of the war, the doctor chose Meadville, Pennsylvania, as his field of labor, and in the autumn of 1866 he became a general practitioner in that small city, then numbering about ten thousand souls. Here for eleven years he followed the paths of orthodoxy, still with that slowly developing conviction disturbing his professional thought, until, as has been related, in 1877 sudden light was given and his conviction, now confirmed, became the guiding principle of the remainder of his life.

Thenceforth Dr. Dewey was eminently successful in a practice based upon causing his patients to abstain from food for periods short or long; upon inaugurating the no-breakfast plan; and upon impressing upon his followers in illness and in health the beneficent effects of fresh air, pure water, and sunshine.

Dr. Dewey suffered his first stroke of apoplexy on March 28, 1904. For sixteen days he fasted and gradual improvement took place, so much so, that in several months he again became active in his profession. A second paralytic seizure occurred on December 10, 1904, resulting in his death on the 21st of the same month.
Abstract from: THE PIONEERS OF THERAPEUTIC FASTING IN AMERICA, http://www.scientificfasting.com/the-pioneers-of-therapeutic3.htm.

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