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ANHS/NHA History
1948: The American Natural Hygiene Society (ANHS) was founded in New York City on June 28, 1948 by Drs. Herbert Shelton, William Esser, Gerald Benesh, Christopher Gian-Cursio and Jesse Mercer-Gheman along with Attorney Irving Davidson, Jack Dunn Trop and Symon Gould. 1949.  ANHS holds its first National Convention at the Diplomat Hotel in New York City. […]
The following individuals were the Founders of the ANHS in 1948
Past Presidents
Past Executive Directors
Health Journals and Member Publications
Chapters of the ANHS
Shortly after the founding of the ANHS in 1948, individual chapters of the ANHS were formed in cities accross the U.S. and Canada, most of which were led by national leaders (see below). However, there are currently no active chapters. Buffalo, NY: Richard Wangler, PresidentCincinatti, OH: Florence & Harry Kaplan, PresidentsCleveland, OH: Ted Parks, PresidentLos Angeles, CA: Sophie Holzgreen, PresidentNew […]
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