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Lifetime: 1838 - 1915 Passed: ≈ 108 years ago


Clergyman, Naturopath



John Poole Sandlands

John Poole Sandlands was an English clergyman, naturopath, and vegetarianism activist born in Dawley, Shropshire. He worked as a schoolmaster and later obtained his B.A. and M.A. from Lichfield College and Trinity College Dublin respectively. Sandlands was an authority on public speaking and voice production. He served as the curate of St. Luke's, Hanley (1866–1869) and vicar of Brigstock, Northamptonshire (1869–1873), where he developed a naturopathic sanatorium. Sandlands believed that disease was caused by unwholesome food and advised his patients to avoid medicine and eat natural foods such as fruit and nuts. He was a non-smoker, teetotaler, and vegetarian who opposed the consumption of white bread. Sandlands died in 1915 after falling down the stairs at his vicarage. Two roads in Brigstock are named after him: Sandlands Avenue and Sandlands Close. In 1903, he wrote a rebuttal to Albert Broadbent's diet that recommended plasmon, entitled Science in the Daily Meal Criticised: Or Plasmon Confounded.

Books by John Poole Sandlands

The Voice and Public Speaking Cover image

The Voice and Public Speaking

Advice Skills Culture Guide Development Speeches

It is a valuable guidebook for anyone who wants to improve their public speaking skills. Written by John Poole Sandlands, an authority on voice production and public speaking, this book is perfect for 13-year-olds who want to learn how to communicate...