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Author Stacey, Michelle.

Title The fasting girl : a true Victorian medical mystery / Michelle Stacey.

Publication Info. New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Putnam, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 Granby, Main Library - Adult  362.27 STA    Check Shelf
Description 336 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [329]-334).
Contents Preface: the hunger artist -- The accident -- La Grande Hystérie -- "Dead and yet alive!" -- Dr. Hammond's war -- The nervous American -- Feeding on air -- Pure hunger -- From soul to mind -- "A mystery to this day" -- Hysteria's echo -- The end of the enigma.
Subject Fancher, Mary J., 1848-
Eating disorders -- Patients -- Biography.
Compulsive behavior -- Case studies.
Women -- Mental health.
Anxiety in women.
Fancher, Mary J., 1848-
Anorexia Nervosa -- Biography.
Hysteria -- Biography.
Mysticism -- Biography.
ISBN 1585421359 alkaline paper
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