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Charles Gordon Heyd

Born 1884
Died 1970

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American surgeon, 1884-1970.

Biography of Charles Gordon Heyd

Charles Gordon Heyd is now particularly remembered for his opposition to fluoridation. He was president of the American Medical Association from 1936 to 1937

    "I am appalled at the prospect of using water as a vehicle for drugs. Fluoride is a corrosive poison that will produce serious effects on a long range basis. Any attempt to use water this way is deplorable."

    "no physician in his right mind would hand to his patient a bottled filled with a dangerous drug with instructions to take as much or as little of it as he wished… And yet, the Public Health Service is engaged upon a widespread propaganda program to insist that communities do exactly that…The purpose of administering fluoride is not to render the water supply pure and potable but to contaminate it with a dangerous, toxic drug for the purpose of administering mass medication to the consumer, without regard to age or physical condition."

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