HCOB 26 May 1959 Man Who Invented Scientology
The HASI and all its concerns is founded on the work of one man, L. Ron Hubbard, engineer, nuclear physicist and writer. Holding in his mind a knowledge of Eastern thought gained in his travels, his instructions in psychology from a medical doctor who has studied personally under Sigmund Freud, and his training in mathematics and nuclear physics, L. Ron Hubbard found himself convalescing in hospital towards the end of the Second World War, after a distinguished career in the United States Navy.
During the year he spent in hospital, he reviewed earlier work he had done on the fundamentals of knowledge. He was also confronted with the deplorable nervous reactions of his friends who had been through the war. He concluded after many experiments, that his ideas could help people towards greater ability and greater happiness.
Hubbard, L. R. (1991). The technical bulletins of dianetics and scientology. Los Angeles, Calif: Bridge Publications.