John Harvey Kellogg's 90th birthday remembrance, c. 1942

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John Harvey Kellogg's 90th birthday remembrance, c. 1942

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Title: John Harvey Kellogg's 90th birthday remembrance, c. 1942
Description: Brochure written to commemorate Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's 90th Birthday, February 26, 1942, including a photo of Dr. Kellogg. Caption on front: Honoring Dr. John Harvey Kellogg's 90th Birthday February 26, 1942 Dr. John Harvey Kellogg Caption on back: More than 500 persons gathered in the main ding room of the Sanitarium last night to acknowledge once more the greatness of a small, white-bearded, bright-eyed man of 90 years-- Dr. John Harvey Kellogg, the messiah of good health who helped to make Battle Creek known round the world. It was Dr. Kellogg's 90th birthday anniversary and, after speakers and messages had praised his many achievements as a surgeon, scientist, editor, philanthropist and humanitarian, the man who founded the Sanitarium protested, in a broken voice, but earnestly, I don't deserve this -- I've only done what I wanted to do; I'd have been unhappy if I hadn't been allowed to do it. One of the biggest dinner gatherings ever held in the Sanitarium and probably Battle Creek's most important testimonial occasion, the meeting enlisted good wishes from local residents of both high and low station and from notable visitors. Dr. Kellogg has been the recipient of such recognitions on many brithdays [sic], notably his 85th, and on the occasions of his 50th and 60th year of service with the Sanitarium. None, however, was as large as the gathering last night. The testimonial seemed set to the keynote expressed by Attorney Burritt Hamilton, the principal speaker, who said "History records 31 presidents of the United States; one, and only one, Dr. John Harvey Kellogg. TRIBUTE FROM MANY Battle Creek's tribute to Dr. Kellogg was matched by personages throughout the nation. Messages of congratulations came from such notables as Mr. and Mrs. Henry Ford, Eddie Cantor, Secretary of Navy Frank Knox, Dale Carnegie, John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Will Durant, Rear Admiral Richard E. Byrd, Sidney Hillman and others. Throughout the meeting ran a spirit of admiration for the man who, despite adversities in early work, stayed his convictions until he succeeded in forming a new health philosophy for the whole world. It was expressed by Mr. Hamilton in his speech. Prefacing his remarks by the statement that there is but one Dr. Kellogg, Mr. Hamilton said: His messages have reached every land. The world is his neighborhood. This is a convention of his neighbors. We have come from near and from far. Whether we have followed his teachings, or not: whether we have gathered fruit from the unfenced orchard of his mind, or not; whether we deserve his affection, or not, we have assembled in response to a common impulse to honor this young man on the 90th anniversary of his birth.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/9072
Date: 2010-05-04

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