Logan Clendening , perhaps the most quotable figure in Kansas City history, taunted those of his readers who kept to strict diet and exercise regimens. Why not enjoy things as you go along? A physician and author who sometimes blurred the line between rake and raconteur, Logan M. Clendening was born in Kansas City on May 25, He attended the University of Michigan before earning an M. Cover of the original version of The Human Body.
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In his day the s he was a household name across the U. He was a physician and professor at the University of Kansas School of Medicine who wrote a daily syndicated newspaper column about health. He also wrote, with much candor and humor, books about health for the layperson, which were bestsellers.
This, the most famous of those books, was in print until the s. Clendening was a friend Logan Clendening is one of the more fascinating characters in the history of the Kansas City area. Clendening was a friend of H. Mencken and Ernest Hemingway, travelled widely collecting rare books and manuscripts related to the history of medicine, and was famous for his blunt and bawdy sense of humor. Besides his writing, teaching, and book collection, which later became the Clendening Library at University of Kansas, he is known for two other acts.
He became a regional folk hero in the lates when, after months of dubious construction projects in his neighborhood sanctioned by the crooked machine-led government of Kansas City, he put on his best suit, grabbed an axe, marched to the jackhammer nearest his home, and hacked at it until he was arrested and jailed. The second act for which is remembered is his dramatic suicide, the result of massive blood loss from a self-inflicted wound to his neck, which came as a shock to readers and many who knew him.
While the science in this book may be outdated, the writing is not. I found it amusing and a useful document in the study of an interesting historical figure. Someone ought to write a full-length biography of this guy. No offense to my East Coast relations, but if all this had happened in Manhattan, there would have been five books written about it by the s, and a few new ones re-examining it all published every ten years or so until
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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. Discover Prime Book Box for Kids. The human body — Logan Clendening — Google Books He took interest in collecting old medical textbooksresearching the Shakespeare authorship question and studying the writings of Charles Dickens and Sherlock Holmes. Mencken and Ernest Hemingway, travelled widely collecting rare books and manuscripts related to the history of medicine, and was famous for his blunt and bawdy sense of humor. In his later years, Clendening suffered from depression and failing health.
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