Friday, January 19, 2007

This'll put you off your cornflakes

While you are eating your breakfast cereal you could do worse than read this article about Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, nineteenth-century American doctor and patron saint of cornflakes.

He appears to have been very much occupied with the twin evils of bowels and masturbation, advocating all sorts of terrible things to be done to one's genitals to prevent the latter, and the consumption of large quantities of cornflakes to improve the former.

The poor man was clearly obsessed and should have been taken off to a quiet room for a lie down. With his foreskin wired together at the tip, as he suggested, of course.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Ruth said...

Anthony Hopkins starred as Dr John Havey Kellogg in The Road to Wellville (1994)- I don't remember any mention of wiring together foreskins. The film was not an overwhelming box office success. Perhaps they should have put a wiring together of foreskins bit in.

8:27 am  
Blogger Ailbhe said...

Carbolic acid. Dear god.

12:17 pm  

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