Sunday, August 9, 2015

Inaugural Meeting on Smoking & Health Led by Eloise Doctor

The Tuscaloosa News, October 1, 1967
While most internet curiosity seekers are attracted to Eloise for supernatural and frivolous reasons, there are a few who actually care about its history outside of the kitsch. That history includes a high reputation in medical and psychiatric sciences outside of the overly-popularized torture endured by its earlier subjects.

While health and nutrition in school--mostly to combat obesity--are hot button topics in today's world, it was almost unheard of before the 1970s, as this articles attests to. Dr. George Pickett, director of disease control at Eloise led the charge into the field. In conjunction with other prominent health officials the group held a symposium on Smoking and Health at the University of Alabama for individuals in school health programs. It was the first of its kind in the nation.

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