From fasting saints to anorexic girls : the history of self-starvation / Walter Vandereycken & Ron van Deth.
"With waiflike models dominating the advertising world and a new wave of feminists waging war on social pressure to be thin, eating disorders have, it seems, attained the status of a modern crisis. Although anorexia nervosa was not identified as such until the nineteenth century, the compulsion...
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