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In a recent review of the psychophysiology of gluttony and self-starvation, Jean Mayer concluded that the values of our society are such that "no one can be too thin or too rich." Hilde Bruch has written a delightful book about those who are too thin. She describes anorexia nervosa as a disease that selectively befalls the rich and the beautiful, affecting—in apparently increasing numbers—the daughters in well-to-do, educated, and successful families.
Dr. Bruch is firmly convinced that the phenomena of hunger and starvation, acute or chronic, obscure the underlying psychological plight, which can be understood only after nutritional gains have
The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-727_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_1):727.
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