E. PERRY MCCULLAGH, M.D., F.A.C.P.; WALTER R. TUPPER, M.D.
In 1868 Sir William Gull,1 in an address at Oxford, first referred to a "peculiar form of disease occurring mostly in young women, and characterized by extreme emaciation." He presented a paper on the subject in 1874, in which he stated that the origin of the disease is "to be sought in the disturbance of the mind and a prolonged insufficiency of food and nothing more." Other writers described the condition,2, 3 but Gull deserves credit for the name and the concept of the condition which is accepted at present.
There are several papers by the English writers4, 5, 6,
MCCULLAGH EP, TUPPER WR. ANOREXIA NERVOSA1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:817–838. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-5-817
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1940;14(5):817-838.
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