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Consumer Economics

Helen Canon's 1916 bulletin, written in collaboration with Lucile Brewer, argued not only for the consumption of dandelions by rural families but also for their use as a cash crop to supplement household income. Canon's affiliation with Cornell began in 1915. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell in 1930, at which time she joined the faculty of the College of Home Economics. Canon retired in 1952 after thirty-seven years of service.

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