Otto Louis Moritz Abramowski was an Australian surgeon, naturopath, fruitarian and raw foodist.
18 Facts About Otto Abramowski
Otto Abramowski was appointed an army surgeon in the German army in 1875 and held this position for eight years.
Otto Abramowski was registered as a legally qualified medical practitioner in 1889.
Otto Abramowski moved to Mildura and was one of its first settlers where he lived and practiced for twenty years.
Otto Abramowski was an Irrigation Trust Commissioner in Mildura and served on the Horticultural Society Committee.
Otto Abramowski was interested in fruit and vegetable farming and planted 20 acres of asparagus.
Otto Abramowski was appointed resident surgeon at Mildura District Hospital, a position he held until 1908 when he moved to Melbourne.
Otto Abramowski promoted fasting and a fruitarian diet known as a "fruit fast" to treat typhoid and many other diseases.
Otto Abramowski personally adopted a fruitarian diet and authored a book Eating for Health.
Otto Abramowski lectured on fruitarianism and the subject of anti-vaccination.
Otto Abramowski was a Freemason and Past Master of the Masonic Order.
Otto Abramowski argued that meat-eating was a cause of uric acid poisoning.
Otto Abramowski opposed consumption of alcohol, bread, coffee and tea.
Otto Abramowski came to the conclusion that meat-eating is a major cause of disease and that fasting and fruit aids recovery.
Otto Abramowski established a naturopathic Sun Sanatorium in Coronet Hill, although it was not a financial success.
Otto Abramowski received opposition from the medical community and was described as a "lone fighter" for fasting.
Otto Abramowski died on 14 December 1908, aged 58 at his residence in Elsternwick, Victoria.
Huston known as "Nurse Olma" who revised Otto Abramowski's book Eating for Health in 1913 stated that his early death was the result of dietary experiments that he practiced on himself.