Category Archives: 1910s

Paul Koonin, Russion spy, doctor or soy bean expert?

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, … Continue reading

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Food and Sex: searching for ‘the answer’

The year is 1913, and you’re walking through the Domain. There’s a crowd gathering around a strangely-dressed man, so you go over to listen. He’s reading from a book: ‘Coitus impairs the proper function of the skin … The nerves … Continue reading

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Promoting the wonders of soybeans

Who was Dr Paul M Koonin? Do a Google search on him and you’ll find him quoted extensively on alternative medicine websites.You can find examples here, here and here. But information is scarce about the man, who in 1941, thought … Continue reading

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So CORN-y!

At the end of WWI, great efforts were made to ensure that Australia’s servicemen were welcomed back in appropriate style. There must have been many ‘welcome home’ dinners! Ernest Henry West Crossley and Albert Frederick Aldersley, both members of the … Continue reading

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