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People/Characters: Horace Fletcher

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The Gilded Age by Judith Freeman Clark
The Horologicon by Mark Forsyth
The Nuts among the Berries [rev. ed.] by Ronald M. Deutsch

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Horace Fletcher (1849–1919) was an American health-food faddist of the Victorian era who earned the nickname "The Great Masticator," by arguing that food should be chewed thirty two times – or, about 100 times per minute – before being swallowed: "Nature will castigate those who don't masticate." He invented elaborate justifications for his claim.

Horace Fletcher in Wikipedia

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