The Julius Richmond Page

"At PHS Richmond remains best known for his leadership in devising and implementing quantitative goals for public health, first published in 1979 as Healthy People: The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention. Healthy People moved PHS beyond its limited capabilities to lessen disparities in health services provision, to spur change by getting information out to journalists, health departments, and others about gains already made in reduced mortality from noninfectious causes." [Those supposed "noninfectious" diseases include heart disease, where infection is now implicated as the cause - but the health fascist vermin continue to ignore the evidence, with complete impunity.] "Secretary Califano and Richmond drew on the precedent of former Surgeon General Luther Terry's 1964 Report on Smoking and Health to build professional and public consensus toward making prevention key to PHS's efforts." [Translation: Their whores in the media brayed their propaganda in our faces, and nobody in the health establishment dared contradict those politically-connected bloodsuckers.] "A new Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (1979) under Assistant Surgeon General Michael McGinnis prepared the formal publication, setting forth ambitious health goals to be achieved by 1990, and the Institute of Medicine drafted an accompanying volume, Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives For The Nation (1980), which included a series of specific targets within set categories for each age-group." [Isn't that nice, they simply proclaimed themselves to be our dictators - and Congress let them! And their glorious "health goal" really consisted of brainwashing the victims to blame themselves, while they piss away our tax dollars on the rich peoples' pet subjects of genes and lifestyle.] And more self-congratulatory crap from the human garbage who've suppressed research, persecuted us and lied in our faces for decades.

Richmond bio / Office of the Surgeon General
Promoting Health/Preventing Disease: Objectives For The Nation (1980)

Other Bios

"By the late 1970s, then-Surgeon General Julius Richmond conceived a 'Second Public Health Revolution' to tackle the agents of contemporary mortality, namely, smoking, drinking, diet, sedentary living and poor safety practices. Dr. J. Michael McGinnis was appointed as the director of the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion in the DHHS. 'The Surgeon General's Report on Health Promotion,' 'Healthy People,' and 'Objectives for the Nation,' which set forth the ambitious goals for all Americans to be achieved by the year 1990 were products of Dr. McGinnis' tenure." (History of Dietitians and Nutritionists in the Public Health Service, CDC.)

PHS history, NIOSH, CDC

"Julius B. Richmond is John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy Emeritus in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In 1965, while Dr. Richmond was chair of the Pediatrics Department and dean of the School of Medicine at the State University of New York at Syracuse, he was called to Washington to direct the Head Start Program... He returned to Syracuse in 1967." He was Assistant Secretary for Health, DHHS, and Surgeon General of the Public Health Service 1977-81.

Richmond author bio / Educational Development Center, Inc.

Pre-Surgeon General

Richmond and the repression of psychiatrist Thomas Szasz: Richmond, Szasz, and Marc Hollender had been friends at the University of Chicago. Richmond brought Hollender to the University of New York at Syracuse, then Hollender brought Szasz. Szasz and those who supported either his view that the medical model of psychiatry is merely an ideology for social control, or who supported his academic freedom to espouse those views, were suppressed and banished from mainstream psychiatry. (The legacy of Ernest Becker, part 2. By Ron Liefer. PsychNews International 1997 July-Sept;2(4), at the Thomas S. Szasz MD Cybercenter for Liberty and Responsibility.) Richmond was at the State University of New York at Syracuse from 1953 to 1964, when he joined the Office of Economic Opportunity in the US Department of Health Education and Welfare. In 1967 he returned to Syracuse as Dean of the Medical Faculty until 1971.

The legacy of Ernest Becker /

Children's Television Workshop

Richmond was a member of the Advisors and Task Force of "Feeling Good," a series of 26 hour-long programs by the Children's Television Workshop, which aired on 250 Public Broadcasting Service TV stations in 1974-75. Joan Ganz Cooney, now a director of Johnson & Johnson, was president of CTW, and Ruby Hearn of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation was director of content development. Other Advisors and Task Force Members included Lester Breslow; Douglass Cater of the Aspen Institute; Jacob Feldman, then at the Harvard School of Public Health (and numerous others affiliated with HSPH); former Assistant Secretary for Health Philip R. Lee; Charles LeMaistre; Bayless Manning, president of the CFR; Robert Manning, editor of the Atlantic Monthly; Gerard Piel, publisher of Scientific American; Steven Schroeder, former head of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, then Medical Director of the George Washington University Health Plan; Victor Weingarten, director of the President's Committee on Health Education; and Ernst Wynder of the American Health Foundation.

Feeling Good, circa 1973 / UCSF-Legacy

Carol Tucker Foreman

Architect of health fascism Dr. J. Michael McGinnis credits himself for conceiving and launching the first HHS/USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans in 1980, of which Foreman was a key early contributor. (J. Michael McGinnis, MD, MPP. Institute of Medicine, accessed 10/10/07.)

McGinnis bio / Institute of Medicine (pdf, 15 pp)

"Julie's prevention objectives an his approach to areas such as nutrition, the approach which is now [1988] the Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition, the ideas that have come to light now so strongly in that report really began when Carol Foreman was in the Agriculture Department and Julie was in HEW, and they got a joint agreement about policies. To do that in the Agriculture Department was a miracle, to get them to think about lower fat and more vegetables and more fiber. But that began ten years ago when Julie was assistant secretary." (Philip Lee Interview by Fitzhugh Mullen. Oct. 5, 1988.)

Philip Lee Interview, 1988 / National Library of Medicine

(Washington Pressures/Consumer Federation of America waging spirited battle for survival. By Walterene Swanston. National Journal Jul 8, 1972, pp 1126-27, 1130-36.) Background of Consumer Federation of America.

National Journal, Jul 8, 1972 / UCSF-Legacy

Carol Tucker Foreman was appointed an Asssistant Secretary of Agriculture (Food and Consumer Services), in March 1977. She had been chief of information liaison for the Center for Family Planning Program Development of Planned Parenthood-World Population from 1969 to 1971, and director of policy coordination and later executive director for the Commission on Population Growth and the American Future from 1971 to 1973. She was executive director of the Consumer Federation of America from 1973 to 1977. (Department of Agriculture Nomination of Carol Tucker Foreman To Be an Assistant Secretary, March 7, 1977. Public Papers of Jimmy Carter.) She took over the food fascism crusade after Florence Mahoney's tool, Sen. George S. McGovern's Select Committee on Nutrition and Human Needs ended.

Nomination of Carol Tucker Foreman, 1977 / EBSCO Host

In 2000 she was named to the EU/US commission on agricultural biotechnology and a number of other positions by President Clinton. Foreman is the sister of Clinton crony Jim Guy Tucker. (Infopage, Little Rock Central High School Class of 1956, by Carol Tucker Foreman, March 12, 2001.)

Carol Tucker Foreman / Little Rock Central HS Class of 1956

Surgeon General (July 13, 1977 - Jan 20, 1981)

Hearing on "Anti-Smoking Initiatives of the Department of Health, Education and Welfare" before the House Subcommittee on Health and the Environment, Feb. 15, 1978: Richmond accompanied HEW Secretary Joseph Califano, (future AHF Trustee) Robert I. Levy, and (future AHF Trustee) NCI Director Arthur Upton (start page 9). The usual contingent from the American Cancer Society, American Heart Association, American Lung Association, and Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (a puppet of the American Public Health Association) also testified, and Horace Kornegay of the Tobacco Institute got to "oppose" them. The hearing was chaired by (future AHF Trustee) Rep. Paul G. Rogers, D-FL..

Anti-smoking Initiatives of DHEW, 1978 / UCSF-Legacy

Statement by Julius B. Richmond, Surgeon General. Aug. 10, 1978.

Richmond statement 1978 / UCSF-Legacy

Statement by Julius B. Richmond, MD, Assistant Secretary for Health and Surgeon General on the release of the 15th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking, Jan. 11, 1979. "As a pediatrician, I am particularly concerned about the additional evidence regarding the dangers to the fetus of a pregnant woman who smokes." As a pediatrician, he is a worthless quack because those ill effects are caused by chorioamnionitis.

Richmond statement on SG Report, 1979 / UCSF-Legacy
"Smoking and Health, a report of the Surgeon General," 1979, 1236 pp / UCSF-Legacy

Statement prepared for Julius B. Richmond, MD for News Conference on Health Consequences of Smoking for Women. Present for technical backup for Dr. Richmond and Mr. Pinney were Ellen Gritz, Jeffrey Harris (of the fraudulent OTA smoking cost claims), John Holbrook, Joanne Luoto, and Kelley Phillips. Jan. 14, 1980. John Mercer Pinney, Skull & Bones 1965, was the Bones controller of the Surgeon General reports of 1977 to 1981.

Richmond statement on 1980 SG report / UCSF-Legacy
"The Health Consequences of Smoking for Women," 1980, 442 pp / UCSF-Legacy

Richmond gave a presentation on "Smoking and the Behavioral Sciences" at the 1980 Institute of Medicine conference, "Health and Behavior: A Research Agenda. Interim Report No. 1, Smoking and Behavior" (pp. 18-21). Gilbert S. Omenn and IOM president David A. Hamburg also participated, and Hamburg's wife Beatrix was a member of the advisory panel.

Richmond, IoM 1980 / UCSF-Legacy

Remarks prepared for delivery by Dr. Julius B. Richmond. Working meeting: Research needs on low-yield cigarettes, June 9, 1980, concerning directions in Public Health Service research.

Research needs in low-yield cigarettes, 1980 / UCSF-Legacy

Agenda for "Working Meeting: Research Needs on Low-Yield Cigarettes," June 9-11, 1980. This meeting produced the 1981 SG report, "The Changing Cigarette." Participants included former Surgeon General Jesse Steinfeld; Murray Jarvik; Lawrence Garfinkel; Elizabeth Wesiburger; Ernst Wynder; William P. Castelli; Manning Feinleib; Jeffrey Harris; Dietrich Hoffmann; A. Sonia Buist; David Burns (later a member of the Science Advisory Board of the EPA ETS report) and Diana Pettiti.

Agenda on Low-Yield Cigarettes / UCSF-Legacy

Report by R. Fagan to Dr. TS Osdene of PM, on "Research Needs of Low Yield Cigarettes" conference, July 29, 1980. "The first talk of the session was by Julius Richmond, assitant secretary for health, DHHS, and surgeon general. He called this a land-mark meeting which would be the basis of his annual report to Congress. He hoped that a consensus would come out of the deliberations on public policy... Dr. Richmond wanted a big effort mounted in the behavioral field..."

Fagan to Osdene, 1980 / UCSF-Legacy

"Smoking and Health" press conference by Julius Richmond, Jan. 12, 1981. With David Burns of UCSD; Ellen Gritz of the Univ. of California; Jeffrey Harris of MIT; John Holbrook of the Univ. of Utah, "all of whom were consulting scientific editors for the '81 report." "What are [the] report's conclusions? They are not much different from the judgements arrived at by the Public Health Service in 1956 reiterated and refined most recently in 1979." This is because the same trashy pseudo-science was used, with no attempt to identify a role for infection after 25 years. Meanwhile they are spending $36 million a year for "research" and $16 million for "education."

Richmond press conference on SG Report, 1981 / UCSF-Legacy
The Surgeon General Reports on Smoking, 1967-1981; National Clearinghouse for Smoking and Health

The Harvard Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy

"The Department of Social Medicine and Health Policy was established in 1980 by Harvard Medical School's new Dean, Dr. Daniel Tosteson, who invited Dr. Leon Eisenberg to be its chair... Dr. Julius Richmond and Dr. David Hamburg, pediatrician and psychiatrist, were also influential in DSM history. Dr. Richmond chaired the HMS Department of Preventive and Social Medicine from 1971 to 1977, then joined the Carter Administration as Assistant Secretary of Health and Surgeon General from 1977-1981... When Dr. Richmond returned to Harvard from government service in 1983, he was appointed the John D. MacArthur Professor of Health Policy." Eisenberg also appointed Allan Brandt "to teach and carry out research in the history of medicine."

Department of Social Medicine: History / Harvard University

"Until now, most of the efforts being made to change the nation's smoking habits have been undertaken by federal, state and local governments. But recently, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government has received a sizeable grant to establish an Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy. The $658,000 grant was awarded by the Carnegie Corp., a New York-based foundation whose president, David A. Hamburg, has long maintained a strong interest in reducing tobacco use. The new institute will be directed by Thomas C. Schelling, an economist at Harvard... John M. Pinney [Skull & Bones 1965], who served as a special assistant to former Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Joseph A. Califano and as director of the department's Office on Smoking and Health during the Carter Administration, will serve as executive director of the new institute..." (A Study That's Up in Smoke. By John K. Iglehart. National Journal 1984 June 9, p. 1141.) It was Hamburg's crony Julius Richmond who made the application for the grant.

National Journal, 1984 / UCSF-Legacy

"A Proposal for the Establishment of an Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy," Submitted to the Carnegie Corporation of New York by the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Graham T. Allison, Jr., Dean; Thomas C. Schelling, Principal Investigator; and Julius B. Richmond, M.D., Director, Division of Health Policy, Research and Education. January 1984. "The Kennedy School and the Division have already contributed in excess of $30,000 to begin planning and development for the Institute. Derek Bok, President of the University and Howard Hiatt, Dean of the School of Public Health have also given their full support to this effort..."

Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy Proposal, 1984 / UCSF-Legacy

Richmond was a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior at Harvard University, circa 1987. Other members of the Advisory Board included Joseph A. Califano, Beatrix A. Hamburg, Howard Hiatt, Newton N. Minow, Joseph P. Newhouse, and former NCI director/AHF Trustee Arthur Upton. The Institute Staff included Thomas C. Schelling, the Director; and John Mercer Pinney (Skull & Bones 1965), Nancy A. Rigotti, and Michael A. Stoto.The Research Advisory Committee included David M. Burns, Ellen R. Gritz, Jeffrey E. Harris, Michael Pertschuk, and Kenneth Warner.

Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy, ca. 1987 / UCSF-Legacy

Nancy Rigotti

"Dr. Rigotti's research interests reflect long-standing interests in preventive medicine, with a focus on reducing the health burden of tobacco use by developing and evaluating interventions at the individual and public policy level. From 1985 to 1990, she was Associate Director of the Institute for the Study of Smoking Behavior and Policy at Harvard University. During that time she conducted some of the first evaluations of no-smoking laws and policies and served as an editor of the 1989 Surgeon General's Report on Smoking, Reducing the Health Consequences of Smoking: 25 Years of Progress." She is currently continuing her anti-smoking vendetta at the Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital.

Rigotti bio / MGH/Harvard University

From Harvard University, there has issued forth a swarm of ignorant, incompetent, herd-thinking health fascist vermin, who make their nests in state legislatures where they are ringleaders of smoking bans and other manifestations of puritan religious dogma masquerading as science! In Illinois, State Sen. Collins; in Indiana, Rep. Porter and Sen. Lubbers, in Michigan, Reps. Clemente, Gonzales and Moolenaar; in Minnesota, Reps. Kahn, Kelliher, Thissen, and Wollschlager.

The Airline Attendants lawsuit

"Dr. Julius Richmond, one of the great stalwarts and advocates for developmental and behavioral pediatrics, was a leadoff witness in a class action suit in which airline attendants were suing the tobacco companies about the harmful effects of passive smoking in airliners. Dr. Richmond wrote a report on the harmful effects of smoking when he was Surgeon General and Assistant Secretary of Health under President Carter."

Richmond / Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Online

News account of Richmond's testimony at the Miami airline attendants' trial. "Debate about the consequences of secondhand smoke was over by the time a different surgeon general and the National Research Council issued reports in 1986, Richmond testified in a $5 billion lawsuit filed on behalf of 60,000 current and former flight attendants who say smoke in airline cabins gave them lung cancer, heart disease and other ailments." TRANSLATION: THE LASKER SYNDICATE SHUT DOWN DISSENT. "The attendants' lawyers charge the [tobacco] industry knows secondhand smoke is deadly but has covered up the dangers with an elaborate, long-running faud" - when in fact their star witness, Julius Richmond, is a key part of just such an "elaborate, long-running fraud," which has existed since before 1950, to suppress research on the role of infection, and purposely use defective statistical analyses to manufacture bogus ETS risks. (Former surgeon general says secondhand smoke causes disease. Associated Press 1997 July 16.)

"Healthy People"

"Secretary's Council reviews plans for Healthy People 2010, with former Assistant Secretaries for Health Edward N. Brandt, Merlin K. DuVal, Julius B. Richmond, and Robert K. Windom, April 30, 1998.

Secretary's Council / Healthy People 1998

Remarks by Julius B. Richmond, MD: "Building the Next Generation of Healthy People;" National Healthy People Consortium Meeting and Public Hearing, Nov. 12, 1998.

Richmond / DHHS 1998

The Carter Center

The Carter Center, Mental Health Task Force and National Advisory Council; Rosalyn Carter, Chair. Richmond and William Foege are Task Force Fellows. Also involved is former Surgeon General (1989-93) Antonia Novello, now New York Commissioner of Health.

Richmond / Carter Center

The Aspen Institute

The 1995 Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives for Children with Ruby Hearn, vice president of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Roundtable on Comprehensive Community Initiatives / Aspen Institute

Concerning his position as Surgeon General, Richmond claims that "I never looked for it. Mr. Califano did a nationwide search and decided I was the best candidate." (Former US Surgeon General Helps Give Kids A Head Start. Town-Crier 2001 Feb. 8.) This is a fairy tale for children.

Richmond / Town-Crier 2001

New Century Child Health Congress

Richmond was on the National Advisory Board of the New Century Child Health Congress, "a conference on child health issues focusing mainly on research as a tool for influencing public policy." Robert J. Haggarty, former president of the William T. Grant Foundation and AHF Trustee, was another member of the Board. Phillip J. Landrigan, the pediatrician featured on ABC TV's Good Morning America program, was a participant. Most of their funding came from the US Maternal and Child Health Bureau ($300K).

New Century Child Health Congress / Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Carnegie Corporation of NY's "Great Transitions"

Richmond is a member of the Carnegie Corp. of New York's "Great Transitions: Preparing Adolescents for a New Century." David A Hamburg, the president of Carnegie is the Chairman. Other members are Wilma S. Tisch; Hamburg's wife Beatrix (the immediate past president of the William T. Grant Foundation); several well-known politicians (Michael Dukakis, Sen. James Jeffords of Vermont, Sen. Nancy Kassebaum of Kansas); and Ted Koppel of ABC News.

Great Transitions / Carnegie Corporation of NY

Friends of the National Library of Medicine

2002 Board of Directors of Friends of the National Library of Medicine: Longtime Lasker ally former Rep. Paul G. Rogers is chaiman. Other board members: Former Assistant Secretary for Health Edward N. Brandt Jr.; former HEW chief Joseph A. Califano Jr.; Lois DeBakey; Mary Lasker's crony Michael E. DeBakey; Mary's nephew, James Fordyce; her friend, Frances Humphrey Howard; Joshua Lederberg; Gilbert Omenn's mentor, Robert G. Petersdorf; Former Surgeons General Julius B. Richmond and Louis W. Sullivan; John Whitehead of Research!America; Susan Whitehead; and Mary Woolley, President of Research!America.

Board of Directors / Friends of the National Library of Medicine


Richmond is a member of the Advisory Board of Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC), the outfit that lobbies for ending the US trade embargo of Cuba. Peter G. Bourne, former Special Assistant for Health Health Affairs to President Carter, is its chairman. Its Advisory Board also includes Mohammad Akter, the Executive Director of the American Public Health Association; James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health; Noreen Clark, of the University of Michigan School of Public Health; and former Assistant Secretary for Health Philip R. Lee.

Who's Who / MEDICC

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