John Harvey Kellogg?
Sun, 04 Oct 1998 14:56:19 -0700

Someone mentioned Dr. Kellogg as being an example of what Seventh Day Adventism is the most extropian christian religion. Dr. Kellogg was an insane anti-masturbation fanatic. The popular opinion of that time was that it was spicy foods that caused lust, hence the invention of "bland" foods to cure it. Here's a quote:

Treatments for Self-Abuse and its Effects: "A remedy which is almost always successful in small boys is circumcision...The operation
should be performed by a surgeon without administering an anesthetic, as the brief pain
attending the operation will have a salutary effect upon the mind...In females, the author has
found the application of pure carbolic acid to the clitoris an excellent means of allaying the
abnormal excitement. " -- Dr. John Harvey Kellogg

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