Sunday, January 5, 2014

Hubert Arnold of 533 E Street: Significant Figure in Old North & Davis History (229)

The illustrious Hubert Arnold lived at 533 E Street from the late 1940s to his death at age 82 in 1994.

In researching the six episodes of fluoridation policy debates in Davis history, I discovered that Professor Arnold was the intellectual leader  (as well as a community organizing leader) of the science-based critique of fluoridation in five of these events spanning 1960-1991.

I report on this in Davis History Today post number 145, which can be read here:

Having discovered his fluoridation role, I was then prompted to examine his larger and very colorful life, which is of considerable note. He is, in fact, I think, a significant shaper of Davis history--or at least of Davis’ character.

I try to depict this significance in two additional posts on Davis History Today, one on his earlier years and one on his later years. They can be read here: