From fasting saints to anorexic girls: The history of self-starvation

Author(s) : Walter Vandereycken, Author(s) : Ron Van Deth

From fasting saints to anorexic girls: The history of self-starvation

Book Details

  • Publisher : Athlone
  • Published : 1996
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 304
  • Category :
    Eating Disorders
  • Catalogue No : 13473
  • ISBN 13 : 9780485241006
  • ISBN 10 : 0485241005
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Down the centuries self-starvation has taken many morbid guises. This story culminates in the 19th century labelling of anorexia nervosa, a condition which has since attracted a host of theories and explanations in the course of which a medical curiosity has been transformed into a modern disease.

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