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February 28, 1885


JAMA. 1885;IV(9):247-248. doi:10.1001/jama.1885.02390840023013

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London, Feb. 1885.

At a meeting, convened by the Vegetarian Society and held in Exeter Hall, the chairman said they had served 161,000 meals during the late International Health Exhibition, or an average of about 910 per day; after paying rent and all expenses they were in a position to return the guarantee fund subscribed by their friends in aid of the experiment, and there remained a balance of over £100, besides their crockery, tables and cooking utensils. The money balance, in accordance with the public undertaking of the Society, was being spent in vegetarian meals for the poor in several large towns. Miss Anna Kingsford, M.D., protested against the representations of those who seemed to think that vegetarians wished to send men out like Nebuchadnezzar to graze, to make them eat cabbages in the morning and grass in the evening. She maintained, however, that men were classed anatomically and

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