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J. T. Stinson

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Professor J. T. Stinson was a notable 20th-century fruit specialist and the first director of the Missouri State Fruit Experiment Station in 1900[1][2] He is best remembered for his remark "An apple a day keeps the doctor away,"[1] given during a 1904 address to the St. Louis World's Fair. This phrase was an adaptation[citation needed] of a medical summary regarding the supposed health benefits of apples given to a 12th-century medical conference at the Salerno Medical School.[3]

  1. ^ a b Missouri State University Library: Fruit Experiment Station Archives
  2. ^ United States Office of Experiment Stations, Vol. 187. 1907.
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