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Lacto-vegetarianism, or the meatless
Title : Lacto-vegetarianism, or the meatless Lacto-vegetarianism, or the meatless
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Creator : Order of the Star in the East. South Australian Branch
Place Of Creation : [Adelaide]
Date of creation : [1924]
Format : Pamphlet
Dimensions : 182 x 123 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Pamphlet published by the Order of the Star in the East (South Australian Branch) extolling the virtues of a meatless diet. It is asserted that a vegetarian diet is far more suited to the warm climate of Australia than the meaty diet imported by the colonists from the northern hemisphere and a number of arguments about health, economy and compassion are also advanced.

Vitamins had only been discovered in the early 20th century and at the time of this publication only vitamin A, B1, B2 and C were known; pamphlet also dedicates a section to discussion of the importance of vitamins, or vitamines as they were then known.

Read a PDF extract from this booklet (1.8MB)

Coverage year : 1924
Period : 1919-1927
Further reading :

Stanton, Rosemary. Healthy vegetarian eating, St. Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1997

Yager, Jan. The vegetable passion : a history of the vegetarian state of mind, London : Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975

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