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Cambridge Public Health


I am a PhD student in the History Faculty at Cambridge. My research looks at the most popular of the many industrially manufactured, branded, health foods sold and advertised around the start of the twentieth century. I look at how health and nutrition information was disseminated by institutions, self-proclaimed health experts, and by companies selling so called 'health foods' such as Bovril, Oxo and Sanatogen. I also seek to determine how good health and nutrition were understood by the public, in this arena of personal practice which drew heavily on traditional ideas of a healthy diet.