March 1902: A ‘Cure’ for Anorexia

L.A. Times, 1902

March 5 1902: Apparently lying with a cinder block on the stomach is a “cure” for the “emaciated” woman.

“The bony woman is, ninety-nine times out of a hundred, the typical creature we know at a glance and summarize as ‘all nerves.’ ”

This story originally appeared in 1902 and was reposted in 2009 on latimes.com. It is available via Archive.org.

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