Interesting People # 121 - Thomas Allinson

Thomas Richard Allinson (1858 – 1918) was a British doctor, dietetic reformer, business man and journalist. He was struck off the Medical Register in 1892 because he opposed doctors' frequent use of toxic drugs.

(He was a proponent of whole grain (or "wholemeal") bread consumption, and his name is still used today for a bread popular in the UK, Allinson bread. He was also an advocate of equal rights for women and he promoted health through diet, exercise, fresh air and bathing. No wonder they struck him off.)

Footnote: During World War I, the food value of whole grain bread was recognised and he was offered the right to re-register as a doctor but refused.

Source: Wikipedia

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