VITAMINS WILL WIN

"Food will win the war" was the slogan twenty-five years ago. Last summer Secretary of Agriculture Wickard said, "Food will win the war and write the peace. . . . The world needs vitamins and facts." Today the slogan may well be "Vitamins will win".

If complete control of vitamins were possible, any small number might reduce the rest of the population to impotence. "Malnutrition can also be used to keep nonworking populations of hostage countries docile and uninclined to revolt. Deprive them of the 'courage' vitamin B, and you have them", writes Dr. Harding in Common Sense, July, 1941.

"Since wars . . . are ended by surrender and not by extermination, it becomes apparent that defeat is the result not of loss of life, save, at the most, indirectly and partially, but of loss of morale . . . partly through the stomach, partly through the pocket, and partly through the spirit, as nothing more surely undermines morale than starvation," writes Liddell Hart in "Current of War". ( Hutchinson, London, 1941)

In total war as the cost of killing by explosives rises higher, the importance of food as a cheaper weapon increases, for starvation is the advance guard of a host of enemies.

"Starvation will lead in time to lowered morale as families sicken and die from infections which would be well tolerated in normal times", writes Dr. Paul R. Cannon in the Scientific Monthly, Jan., 1943, on the topic "War, Famine and Pestilence."(1a) "Prolonged severe protein- starvation leads progressively to the depletion of the body's protein reserves from which both normal globulin and antibody-globulin are formed. Experiments in progress show, moreover, that animals so depleted lose the capacity to produce antibodies as abundantly as do well- nourished animals." Dr. Cannon quotes Graves,--"Grim, gaunt and loathsome, like the three fateful sisters of Greek mythology, war, famine and pestilence have decreed untimely death for the hosts of the earth."

The "Social Implications of Vitamins" are considered by Dr. Robert R. Williams. (1) The hormones of the hog, sheep and the ox are the same as a human's. One answers just as well as the other. "Thyroxine, for example, controls basal metabolism for frog, snake, bird and mam-

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  • By Porter Sargent 4
  • Title Page 5
  • Table of Contents 9
  • This Title 15
  • Notes 17
  • This Book 19
  • Notes 23
  • Power Increase 25
  • Notes 27
  • Technological Advance 29
  • Notes 33
  • Economic Consequences 37
  • Notes 45
  • Political Effects 49
  • Notes 51
  • Social Repercussions 53
  • Notes 60
  • Centralizing Tendencms 65
  • Notes 68
  • Unifying the Nation 71
  • Notes 75
  • Nationalizing Educational Control 79
  • Notes 85
  • War Predicted by the Wise 89
  • Notes 98
  • Confused Educators 105
  • Notes 112
  • Retreat to the Past 119
  • Notes 128
  • Adjustnmnt is Painful 135
  • Notes 141
  • Unity Versus Heresy 145
  • Notes 152
  • Our Educational Leadership 161
  • Notes 166
  • 'Reforming' Static Education 168
  • Notes 171
  • Maintaining the Social System 173
  • Notes 182
  • Hopes of Reconsiruction 189
  • Notes 197
  • The Wife of the State 207
  • Notes 213
  • Ideals Without Vision 219
  • Notes 224
  • We Teach What's Left 229
  • Nons 240
  • Piecemeal Additions 245
  • Notes 249
  • Sterile Scholarship 251
  • Notes 261
  • Worship of Facts 265
  • Notes 270
  • Seedbeds for Propaganda 272
  • Notes 276
  • Education for Frustration 279
  • Notes 285
  • Youth the Scapegoat 287
  • Notes 295
  • Morale and Education 298
  • Notes 302
  • Health and Morale 305
  • Notes 310
  • Vitamins Will Win 313
  • Notes 317
  • War and the Children 319
  • Notes 324
  • Manufacturing Criminals 327
  • Notes 333
  • Has Education Improved Our Intellect? 337
  • Notes 344
  • Failure of the Intellect in Wartime 351
  • Notes 359
  • Control--By Whom and for What? 361
  • Notes 369
  • How Universities Are Controlled 371
  • Notes 378
  • How Foundations Influence 387
  • Notes 402
  • How Governments Perpetuate Themselves 411
  • Notes 415
  • Guiding Public Opinion 419
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  • Notes 437
  • Distorting History 443
  • Building Ideologies 447
  • Changing Directions 451
  • Getting Down to Earth 455
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  • Going Head First 463
  • Turning Eyes Forward 467
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