April 28, 2021 | 1:00 - 2:00 PM
The sweeping saga of the two extraordinary Kellogg brothers.
Dr. Howard Markel, medical historian, tells the sweeping saga of the two extraordinary Kellogg brothers, whose lifelong competition and enmity toward one another changed America's notion of health and wellness from the mid-nineteenth to the mid-twentieth centuries, and who helped change the course of American medicine, nutrition, wellness, and diet. As Markel chronicles the Kelloggs' fascinating ascent into the pantheon of American industrialists, he also shares the vast changes in American social mores that took shape in diet, health, medicine, philanthropy, and food manufacturing during seven decades--changing the lives of millions and helping to shape our industrial age.
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About the speaker
Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., is the George E. Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan. Author of The Kelloggs: The Battling Brothers of Battle Creek. The National Book Review called it “Insightful and entertaining . . . A revealing window into America as it evolved from the Civil War to World War II," while Booklist’s starred review said that “sibling rivalry has rarely been so dastardly and delectable.” His other books include Quarantine!, When Germs Travel, and An Anatomy of Addiction. His articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The New England Journal of Medicine. Markel is a member of the National Academy of Medicine and lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan.