J. W. Wigelsworth

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J. W. Wigelsworth
Born 20 January 1873(1873-01-20) [1]
Chicago, Illinois
Died 17 October 1945 (72) [2]
San Joaquin, California
Field(s) Naprapathy, Naturopathy, Nutrition
Affiliations Apyrtropher Society
Pathometric Laboratories
Anabolic Food Products
Known for Natural Hygiene, Vegetarianism, Organic Farming, Radionics

John Walter Wigelsworth (October 29, 1885 - May 2, 1975) was an American naprapath and nutritionist, co-founder (with his brother A. E. Wigelsworth) of Anabolic Food Products, and an early practitioner of radionics and chromopathy, whom as proprietor of Pathometric Laboratories Inc. manufactured the Pathoclast and mentored T. Galen Hieronymus.


  • Naturopathic Pharmacy (~1917)
  • Worked with the Apyrtropher Society's Health Haven as a resident diagnostician (~1920s)
  • Pathometric Laboratories, Inc. (~1923), manufacturer of radionic devices, publisher of Pathometric Digest
  • Anabolic Food Products (~1924), a mail-order company offering customers dehydrated vegetable capsules for vitamin supplementing
  • Relocated to California (~1936), moving Anabolic Food Products manufacturing and farming to Glendale; by this point, he had apparently sold his stake in Pathometric Laboratories and focused on nutritional supplements and organic plant cultivation, growing "super-vegetables"
  • In his retirement years, Wigelsworth invested his time in cultivating orchids and charitable efforts


  1. "Illinois, Cook County Birth Registers, 1871-1915," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Sep 2014), John Walter Wigelsworth, 29 Oct 1885; citing 597, Chicago, Cook, Illinois, Cook County Courthouse, Chicago; FHL microfilm 1287730.
  2. "California, Death Index, 1940-1997," index, FamilySearch ( : accessed 10 Sep 2014), John W Wigelsworth, 02 May 1975; citing Department of Public Health Services, Sacramento.