I have a suspicion that the author of Eat
Meat for a Successful Life, G.H. Brinkler
(a “N.D.”, doctor of nauturopathy, from the
Most humans don’t do so well without water after a few days, though there are extreme cases where people have survived for several weeks without water. To have survived 1,820 weeks seems pretty much to be well on its way to being a vastly under-appreciated record of human endurance.
But the main story here of course is the meat, with the waterless bit woven through it like heart-ending marbling in a butt chop. Meat, as we are told by Mr. Brinkler, is pretty much a “natural fixer” for just about anything. Lazy in the morning? A pound of pork on the broiler will cure that. Sexual inadequacy? Solved with meat (ingestion). Poor memory?--the answer: meat, and lots of it. And not only just meat; it definitely needs to be not lean. Big fatty meats are the greatest source of the desired “muscle food”; lean meats, unfortunately, are only “nerve foods”. Somehow the meat mixed with the waterless way induces the “nerve-ends” into a “more natural” and strengthened existence.
The Brinkler follower should also chew their meat less. “The masticating fad might result in tiring the jaws and gross undernourishment”.
I could go on and pull further quotes out of context from this piece, but that would be mean. The pamphlet (1934) I have is the U.S. Copyright Deposit copy, and I suspect that there may not have been many copies other than mine. I think that all the man was trying to do was sell broilers.