Manuscript Releases, vol. 8 [Nos. 526-663]


MR No. 660—The Use of Flesh Meat in SDA Sanitariums

In regard to flesh meat, do not bring it into the Sanitarium.—Letter 200, 1902. (To Dr. and Mrs. Kress at the Wahroonga, Australia, Sanitarium, December 15, 1902.) 8MR 451.1

If your institution gives indulgence to meat-eating and various other appetites, then is not its influence against the Sanitarium already established, where the principles of health reform are upheld? I have had the situation opened to me, my brother, and the results for which a sanitarium should be conducted. 8MR 451.2

The Boulder Sanitarium had, in the fear of God, taken the ground that our other leading sanitariums have taken—to discard meat, tea, coffee, spirituous liquors, and the drug medication. Temperance principles have been taught in parlor lectures, and in other ways. Wholesome foods were served, and genuine health reform was taught. 8MR 451.3

This institution should have had the right of way. But by the location of another sanitarium so nearby, the principles of which are in some respects quite different from those of the Boulder Sanitarium, difficulties will be presented which should not exist.—Letter 196, 1906. (To Dr. O. G. Place, who was operating a competitive medical institution within a half a mile of the Boulder Sanitarium, June 26, 1906.) 8MR 451.4

Released October 26, 1978.