The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism – William Harris, MD

williamharris3.jpgDr Harris was born in 1930.  He is a pilot, trampoline exponent and long term nutritional advocate.  He died in 2015 at the age of 84 – still very active until the time of his death.

He was a resident of Hawaii since 1964 where he worked as an emergency and urgent care doctor. He was the Director of the Kaiser Permanente Vegetarian Lifestyle Clinic in Honolulu where he taught the benefits of a whole-food plant-based diet.

He became a vegetarian in 1950 and a vegan in 1964. As well as being an advocate for plant-based nutrition, he was a passionate activist for animal welfare.

His book The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism is a landmark study in nutrition.  It can be read at his website.

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2 Replies to “The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism – William Harris, MD”

  1. theodore zuckerman
    It looks like, unfortunately, vegsource is no longer hosting Bill Harris’ web site or his book, The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism. Fortunately I have a hardcopy. However I neglected to download a soft copy from veg source. Do you know where I can find one?
    • administrators

      Greetings Theodore
      I have the printed version of The Scientific Basis of Vegetarianism. It appears that Veg Source has removed all references to Bill Harris and the book is not available in any of the online book sellers.

      Unfortunately, I cannot provide any more information. I find the book really useful. Bill Harris seems to be a really fascinating person.


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