VILHJALMUR STEFANSSON SIGNATURE, "Vilhjalmur Stefansson", on 3 x 2.25 card, of Arctic explorer, ethnologist, and no-carb diet fame. In fine condition.
Vilhjalmur Stefansson (November 3, 1879 – August 26, 1962) was a Canadian Arctic explorer and ethnologist. Stefansson's discoveries included new land and the edge of the continental shelf. His journeys and successes are among the marvels of Arctic exploration.
Stefansson is also a figure of considerable interest in dietary circles, especially those with an interest in very low-carbohydrate diets. Stefansson documented the fact that the Inuit diet consisted of about 90% meat and fish; Inuit would often go 6 to 9 months a year eating nothing but meat and fish—what was perceived to have been a no-carbohydrate diet. He found that he and his fellow explorers of European descent were also perfectly healthy on such a diet. While there was considerable skepticism when he reported these findings, they have been borne out in later studies and analyses.