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Lucius Duncan Bulkley

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**Lucius Duncan Bulkley’s Biography and Contributions:**
– Born in Manhattan
– Obtained M.D. from College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York in 1869
– Awarded Stevens Triennial Prize and Alvarenga prize for essays on dermatology
– Founded New York Skin and Cancer Hospital in 1883
– Chairman of Dermatology and Syphilology of American Medical Association
– Editor of ‘Archives of Dermatology’ from 1874-1882
– First to publish textbook on acne in 1885
– Studied dermatology in London, Paris, and Vienna

**Cancer Research and Controversies:**
– Believed faulty metabolism, influenced by unhealthy dieting, was fundamental cause of cancer
– Advocated vegetarian diet, moderate exercise, and stress-free life to treat cancer
– Opposed surgical treatment for cancer
– Recommended specific diet including vegetables, fruits, butter, bread, cereals, occasional egg, and milk
– Prescribed use of potassium acetate
– Criticized for promoting unsafe cancer treatments and opposing surgery
– Fanaticism towards dietary regimens led to loss of credibility
– Rejected by medical community for dietary treatment of cancer

**Lucius Duncan Bulkley’s Research Contributions:**
– Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 1924
– Focus on cancer and its non-surgical treatment
– Collaboration with other medical professionals like Henry H. Whitehouse and Clarence A. McWilliams
– Addressed the practical aspects of cancer treatment
– Contributed to advancements in non-surgical cancer treatment

**Vegetarianism Advocates and Literature:**
– Advocates like William Alcott, Bertrand P. Allinson, Thomas Allinson, Rynn Berry, and Lucius Duncan Bulkley
– Literature including ‘What is Vegetarianism?’ by Viva! Health, ‘Shelleys Vegetarianism,’ ‘Behind the Scenes in Slaughter-Houses,’ ‘Why I Am a Vegetarian’ by Carol J. Adams, and ‘Figs or Pigs?’ by Phyllis B. Acosta

**Vegetarianism and Health in Culinary Culture:**
– Advocates promoting health benefits of vegetarianism like Elmer Lee, Elmer McCollum, William Metcalfe, Eli Peck Miller, and Harry Willis Miller
– Cookbook authors like Nava Atlas, Mayim Bialik, and Gypsy Boots influencing vegetarian cuisine
– Impact of BOSH! on vegetarian cooking trends
– Chefs and cookbook authors contributing to vegetarian culinary diversity

Lucius Duncan Bulkley (January 12, 1845 – July 20, 1928) was an American dermatologist and alternative cancer treatment advocate.

Lucius Duncan Bulkley
BornJanuary 12, 1845
DiedJuly 20, 1928
Occupation(s)Dermatologist, writer
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