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Published: 13 May 2010

240 Pages | Approximately 15 black and white illustrations and photos


ISBN: 9780199557974

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Obesity: The Biography

Sander L. Gilman

Biographies of Disease

  • Considers debates over the causes of obesity
  • Explores the cultural and social history of obesity from the ancient world up to the present day
  • Looks at the changing attitudes towards the body over the centuries and how this has affected its development and treatment
  • Sander L. Gilman is a leading authority in the social and cultural history of the body
  • Part of the <i>Biographies of Disease</i> series, edited by William and Helen Bynum