Sharon Kleyne Honors William T. Sedgwick Water Research

Radio Host Sharon Kleyne Observes New Water Research Pioneer’s Birth on Air. Water Advocate Sharon Kleyne Celebrates Early American Water & Health Icon.

Sharon Kleyne, America’s leading water researcher, advocate and host of the nationally syndicated radio program, The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, believes in never forgetting the contributions of pioneer researchers and scientists. Recently, Kleyne celebrated on air the birthday of William Thompson Sedgwick, whose research, teaching and guidance, especially in water use and water safety, had more to do with shaping public health in the U.S. than anyone else.

“William Thompson Sedgwick was the essence of what it means to be a pioneer, educator, researcher and scientist,” said Sharon Kleyne, who practices all of these rolls in her own life and work. “As we urgently lobby world leaders to make water their first infrastructure priority,” said Kleyne, “it’s useful to remember an earlier time when priorities, especially around water, made a lot more sense than they do today.”

William T. Sedgwick was born December 29th, 1855 and died on January 25th, 1921 (the 39th birthday of the great novelist and Feminist, Virginia Woolf). After finishing his college education at the Sheffield Scientific School at Yale University in 1877 and receiving his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1881, Sedgwick taught at MIT from 1883 until his death, eventually becoming the head of the Department of Biology and Public Health. From 1897, Sedgwick served as curator of the Lowell Institute. Sedgwick also served (1899-1901) as the first president of the society of American Bacteriologists (now the American Society for Microbiology). “This record of impeccable service would be enough,” Sharon Kleyne said, “to make us pause and take note once again of this man and his achievements, but there is something even more pertinent to this moment and his lasting achievement. I’m thinking,” Kleyne continued, “about Sedgwick’s influence on two men he mentored, George Warren Fuller and George C, Whipple.” Both of these men would go on to important careers in Water and wastewater technology, setting standards that would positively influence water research and water technology for many decades. “We need scientists and researchers like these three men to commit to extensive water research and new technology today,” Kleyne said, “especially if we’re going to turn around the global health and water disasters that are bearing down on us like a tsunami.”

Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, has earned an international reputation as the global expert on dehydration of the eyes and skin due to excessive evaporation of the body’s water vapor. “From the moment we leave our mother’s water-womb and are born,” Kleyne said, “we begin a process of evaporation that continues until death. In order to sustain excellent health,” she went on, “one must supplement eyes and skin on a daily basis to replenish the evaporating water vapor. Of course, the purer the water, the better it will be for the person who is supplementing skin and eyes with it.” Kleyne also urged inspired efforts to clean up water for human use, thus greatly reducing incidents of typhoid fever, malaria and other illnesses related to polluted water.

“Part of my mission is to educate people around the world every day,” said Sharon Kleyne, “about the current global water crisis and the health dangers associated with dehydration due to excess evaporation of the earth’s water vapor. In doing so,” Kleyne continued, “we gradually learn what we need to know to create a new, healthy Water Life Science® lifestyle.” Kleyne encouraged listeners and other interested parties to visit for more information about the latest water technology and new water lifestyle. “Today’s researchers and scientists, like William T. Sedgwick, George C. Whipple and George Warren Fuller in their time, will determine the difference between life and death on this planet,” said Kleyne. “It is in their hands to discover new water technology that must lead to cures for diseases; for that, we must be ever grateful for the examples of those pioneering researchers who came before us.”


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