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Holy Anorexia - Bell, Rudolph M, Professor
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Is there a resemblance between the contemporary anorexic teenager counting every calorie in her single-minded pursuit of thinness, and an ascetic medieval saint examining her every desire? Rudolph M. Bell suggests that the answer is yes. Everyone interested in anorexia nervosa . . . should skim this book or study it. It will make you realize how dependent upon culture the definition of disease is. I will never look at an anorexic patient in the same way again.--Howard Spiro, M.D., Gastroenterology [This] book is a first ...

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Holy Anorexia 1987, University of Chicago Press

ISBN-13: 9780226042053

2nd edition

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