Earlier this week I did a radio interview about the subject of one of my favourite blog entries, Paul Koonin.
Paul Koonin was an interesting character, who over his life earned a living as a photographer, a dentist, a naturopath, a ‘drugless physician’, and ‘former Director of Medical Research, University of Kharkov’. He gained notoriety as a womaniser, a social activist and a bolshevik – he was deported from South Africa and then publicly disowned by the Australian Communist Party.
He originally came to my attention as the author of ‘Soybeans; the wonder food’. Was he a nutter, or did he lead the way in 20th century alternative medicine?