In 1964, Jonathan Forman, MD, founder and editor of the famous cutting-edge journal Clinical Physiology, published a singular article about a singular man. His subject was Dr. Royal Lee. Because we consider it a must-have for any well-stocked practitioner library, SRP is now repackaging that article into a convenient booklet.
Perhaps it was Forman’s status as a pioneer of environmental medicine that helped him recognize a kindred spirit in Lee—who was himself a towering figure in the field of nutrition (even at a time when the very concept of nutrition was viewed by the establishment with thinly veiled contempt).
But Forman, like his subject, was a man of vision. To this day, the American Academy of Environmental Medicine annually presents the prestigious Jonathan Forman Award to doctors and researchers who make outstanding contributions to environmental medicine.
Forman was one of the few medical doctors of the day to recognize the connection between food and health, and for this insight he credited one man above all others. That man was Dr. Royal Lee.
In A Close Up of Dr. Royal Lee: A Many Sided Genius, Forman offers readers what is, perhaps, the most complete portrait of the many sides of Dr. Lee. Though published decades ago, it remains as thorough and thoughtful a portrayal as any modern reader can hope to find.
Forman covers Lee’s early days growing up on a Wisconsin farm, his time in WWI, his university days, and his decision to become a dentist, followed by Lee’s early success as an inventor and eventual holder of over one hundred patents. The author depicts a man of conviction, sincerity, and compassion. A keen student and a fearless speaker. An enemy of fraud and a benefactor of the public good, utterly fearless in opposing the most powerful interests.
What emerges is a portrait of a man in full. The most acclaimed nutritionist of the twentieth century. The great mind who unlocked the secrets of known vitamins and minerals. The compassionate man whose deepest satisfaction was helping real people with chronic and seemingly incurable cases back to health through proper nutrition.
You’ll want to learn more about the “many-sided genius” of Dr. Royal Lee in this short, fascinating, meticulously researched booklet. We consider it a must-have for any well-stocked practitioner library.