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From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls - History of Self-starvation (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,249
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From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls - History of Self-starvation (Hardcover): Walter Vandereycken, Ron Van Deth

From Fasting Saints to Anorexic Girls - History of Self-starvation (Hardcover)

Walter Vandereycken, Ron Van Deth

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Down the centuries, self-starvation has taken many morbid guises - in the extremes of religious fasting and the abstinence of saints, in hunger strikes, in the exhibition of living skeletons and hunger artists, and in the fate of melancholics, hysterics, the possessed and bewitched. This history culminates in the 19th century with the labelling of anorexia nervosa, a condition which attracts many theories and explanations and vast literature, in the course of which a medical curiosity has been transformed into a fashionable disease. This account is of both clinical and historical importance and should interest anyone concerned with the interactions of culture and the individual.

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Imprint: Continuum International Publishing Group - Athlone
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: June 1994
Authors: Walter Vandereycken • Ron Van Deth
Dimensions: 216 x 138mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 280
ISBN-13: 978-0-485-24010-8
Categories: Books > Medicine > General issues
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health
Books > Medicine > General issues > History of medicine
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Psychiatry
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Specific disorders & therapies
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems
Books > Medicine > Nursing & ancillary services > Specific disorders & therapies > Eating disorders & therapy
Books > Health, Home & Family > Family & health > Coping with personal problems > Coping with eating disorders
LSN: 0-485-24010-6
Barcode: 9780485240108

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