Dr. Edward Hooker Dewey (c. 1837-1904) was born in Wayland, Pennsylvania. In 1877 Dr. Dewey witnessed the first case that fasted to recovery, the stomach rejecting all food, and which set him to thinking about and finally employing fasting. It is quite common to see Dr. Dewey referred to as the "Father of the Fasting Cure. " Dr. Dewey successfully employed fasting in diabetes as far back as 1878. His works include: The True Science of Living; or, The New Gospel of Health (1895), A New Era for Women (1896), Chronic Alcoholism (1899) and The No-Breakfast Plan and the Fasting-Cure (1900).