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From Frankenstein’s monster to Franz Kafka: vegetarians through history

“My food is not that of man; I do not destroy the lamb and the kid, to glut my appetite”

By Ian Irvine   July 2019

James Peale's "Still Life With Vegetables." Photo: Google Art Project

1813

Percy Bysshe Shelley publishes A Vindication of Natural Diet:

“There is no disease, bodily or mental, which adoption of vegetable diet and pure water has not infallibly mitigated, wherever the experiment has been fairly tried. Debility is gradually converted into strength, disease into healthfulness; madness in all its hideous variety, from the ravings of the fettered maniac, to the unaccountable irrationalities of ill temper, that make a hell of domestic life, into a calm and…

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