Edward H. Dewey

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Edward Hooker Dewey
Born (1837-05-21)21 May 1837
Wayland, Pennsylvania, United States
Died December 21, 1904(1904-12-21)
Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Nationality American
Fields Fasting Cure, Osteopathy
Alma mater University of Michigan

Edward Hooker Dewey, M.D., (21 May 1837 - 21 December 1904) was a pioneer of therapeutic fasting cure and the advocate of the "No Breakfast Plan".

He was graduated from the College of Medicine and Surgery of the University of Michigan in 1864 with a medical degree, and became an assistant surgeon in the army of the United States. From 1866 he started to work in Meadville, Pennsylvania. As his experience enlarged so did his faith in Nature. Dr. Dewey suggested his patients to abstain from food, have no-breakfast; and other alternative medicines, such as fresh air, pure water, sunshine.

According to her book The Science of Fasting, Linda Hazzard studied under Dr. Dewey; Hazzard was a quack doctor noted for her promotion of fasting as a treatment, and was imprisoned by the state of Washington for a number of deaths resulting from this at a sanitarium she operated there in the early 20th century.


  • 1894. The True Science of Living
  • 1895. The New Gospel of Health
  • 1896. A New Era for Women
  • 1899. Chronic Alcoholism
  • 1900. The No-Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure

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