ACSH was founded in 1978 by Elizabeth M. Whelan, who was a research associate at Harvard School of Public Health from 1974 to 1980. "ACSH is funded by companies such as Dow Chemical, Ciba-Geigy, American Cyanamid, DuPont, Union Carbide, Uniroyal, Coca-Cola, Eli Lilly, Shell Oil, Georgia-Pacific, etc. Whelan challenges the notion that her group is beholden to its financial backers (Washington Post 1/27/85)." (An Overview of Anti-Smoking Organizations. By Herbert E. Osman, RJR Staff Vice President Public Policy, Oct. 26, 1990.) Which is true in the sense that while ostensibly defending industry, her group upholds the corrupt science that their enemies use to attack them!ACSH Profile, 1990 / UCSF (pdf, 57 pp)
Elizabeth Whelan's spewage of lies and defamations, A SMOKING GUN: HOW THE TOBACCO INDUSTRY GETS AWAY WITH MURDER Elizabeth M. Whelan, Sc.D., M.P.H. Executive Director American Council on Science and Health A People's Health Library Book Edited by Stephen Barrett, M.D. George E Stickley Co. 210 West Washington Square Philadelphia, PA 19106.Whelan, 1984 / UCSF (pdf, 259 pp)
Elizabeth Whelan's husband, Stephen T. Whelan, is a director of the Atlantic Legal Foundation, Inc. Former FCC Commissioner Lee Loevinger, who helped Newton Minow stack it with anti-smokers to hand John Banzhaf his infamous "Fairness Doctrine" ruling, is an Advisor Emeritus; Frederick Seitz, President Emeritus of the Rockefeller University, is a fellow director; and ETS study author Patricia Buffler is a member of its Advisory Council.Leadership / Atlantic Legal Foundation
It was the Atlantic Legal Foundation which filed the amicus brief in
Daubert v. Merrell
Dow Pharmaceuticals, the case involving the standards that trial
should apply with respect to the admissibility of scientific evidence,
which in turn led to the creation of the Federal Reference Manual on
Scientific Evidence, which carefully enshrines the health fascists'
fraudulent exploitation of confounding by
infection within a mass of
otherwise-reasonable standards. This is a case of the foxes
guarding the chicken coop!
Newton Minow's longtime law partner at Sidley & Austin, Jack R. Bierig, represented the
American Medical Association in its amicus curiae in Daubert.
Stare co-founded the ACSH with Elizabeth Whelan. In a typical complete perversion of the truth, the Wall Street-corrupted health establishment effusively lauds him as a supposed enemy of quackery. His work was classic health fascist quackery, ignoring infectious causes of cardiovascular disease and exploiting confounding resulting from socioeconomic differences.
Stare's father ran a large vegetable canning company in Columbus, Wisconsin. He earned a bachelor's degree and a doctorate in chemistry at the University of Wisconsin, and later trained as a doctor at the University of Chicago medical school. In 1942 he founded the Department of Nutrition at Harvard. "Having started with three people and a budget of $28,000, it grew to 150 people and a budget of $4 million by the time of his retirement in 1976. Stare started off studying the link between diet and cardiovascular disease, which was why his comments on cholesterol were taken so seriously." [SIC - in fact, there was money ONLY for research aimed at blaming diet, which excluded infectious causes! The better to brainwash the public with food fascism -cast] From 1945 to 1980, Stare wrote a nationally syndicated newspaper column, "Food and Your Health." (Frederick J. Stare of Wellesley, 91, nutrition advocate. Boston Herald, April 13, 2002.)Stare obituary, Boston Herald 2002 / ACSH
"He was one of the first scientists to predict the rise in heart disease that would follow World War II because of changes in lifestyle and diet, and one of the first to understand that exercise and a reduced fat consumption could cut the risk of heart attack." [BULLSHIT! Death rates from heart attacks began to rise immediately after the 1918 flu epidemic; and, the cohorts born after 1930 never did attain the rates of their elders. Furthermore, nationally the rates began to fall in the mid-1960s, among both sexes, among both smokers and nonsmokers, and without the supposedly necessary changes in diet and exercise. -cast] (Dr. Frederick J. Stare, 91, Pioneer in Nutrition Studies. By Thomas Cambanis. Boston Globe, April 6, 2002.)Stare obituary, Boston Globe 2002 / ACSH
Frederick J. Stare, 91, Dies; Influential Early Nutritionist. By Wolfgang Saxon. New York Times, April 11, 2002.Stare obituary, New York Times 2002 / ACSH
In 1956, the Kellogg Co., The Nutrition Foundation Inc., and Upjohn earmarked donations of $7500, $8250 and $1250, respectively, to the Department of Nutrition of Harvard University "for research under the direction of Dr. Frederick J. Stare." There was even a donation of $3715.75 from the Tobacco Industry Research Council to the Department of Nutrition. (Gifts to Harvard, January 1 - March 31, 1956. Nathan Marsh Pusey.)Stare, Gifts to Harvard, 1956 / UCSF (pdf, 36 pp)
Stare was a correspondent of Mary Lasker concerning his "Statement for Guidance" on arteriosclerosis, 1959.Mary Lasker Papers Collection / Columbia University
Article abstract: The environmental component: changing school food service to promote cardiovascular health. RC Ellison, AL Capper, RJ Goldberg, JC Witschi, FJ Stare. Health Educ Q 1989 Summer;16(2):285-297.Ellison et al / Health Educ Q 1989 (abstract)
John L. Loeb Sr., the uncle of Thomas L. Kempner of Loeb Investors, was a major benefactor of the Harvard School of Public Health since the 1940s.
Joseph F. Murphy, Esq., of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Leiby & MacRae, New
York, was a director and policy advisor of ACSH from 1978 into the
1980s. Elizabeth Whelan's profile also lists her father's name as
Joseph F. Murphy. Horace R. Lamb,
one of the founders of the law firm who died in 1977, was a law partner
of William J.
In 1998, Milton Gould, of counsel at the law firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene and MacRae since 1994, was appointed to run the Tobacco Institute when it and the CTR were placed in receivership for supposedly violating their tax-exampt status. Gould, John Loeb and Samuel Rosenman were all directors of 20th Century-Fox in 1962.
S. John Byington, of Bushnel Gage Reizen & Byington PC, was the Washington Policy Advisor to the ACSH in 1979.ACSH 2nd Annual Report, 1979 / UCSF (pdf, 39 pp)
"From 1961 until 1964, Mr. Byington served as Director of Public Affairs and Public Relations for the American Pharmaceutical Association in Washington, DC. He returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan in 1964 to become Assistant Prosecuting Attorney of Kent County and was active in Michigan Governor George Romney's re-election campaign. In 1965, Mr. Byington joined Governor Romney's staff and served in various capacities until 1968. From then until joining the U.S. Department of Commerce in mid-1972 as Director of the Detroit Office, he practiced law and held corporate executive posts in Michigan-based communications and international trade firms. Moving to Washington, D.C., in late 1972, he returned to government service as National Export Marketing Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce." In 1974, he was Deputy Special Assistant for Consumer Affairs to President Ford, who appointed him Chairman of the Consumer Product Safety Commission in 1976. "From 1978 to 1992, Mr. Byington practiced law, first as the founding and managing partner in Washington, D.C. of Detroit-based Bushnell, Gage, Reizen & Byington, PC, then subsequently the Washington, D.C. office of New York-based Roger Hoge & Hills before joining Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro in 1983, as the first non-energy partner in the Washington, D.C. office of the California-based law firm." President Reagan appointed him to the Aviation Safety Commission in 1987. In 1992, he was President and CEO of Synthecell/Vega Biomolecules Corp. In 1994, he joined Buckner & Company, "a corporate development firm specializing in U.S./Mexico projects and investments." From 1997 to 2000, he was a managing partner of an unnamed executive search firm, and in 2001 he established LegalLeaders Inc. with Martha Goodwin. (Bio of S. John Byington, Managing Partner of LegalLeaders Inc.)Byington bio / LegalLeaders Inc.