Fat and Blood

An Essay on the Treatment of Certain Forms of Neurasthenia and Hysteria

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Published: 1899
Language: English
Wordcount: 46,740 / 142 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 46
LoC Category: Q
Downloads: 759
Added to site: 2005.07.08
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Genre: Science
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and especially of fat women.

This excess of flesh we usually associate in idea with slothfulness, but English women exercise more than ours, and live in a land where few days forbid it, so that probably such a tendency to obesity is due chiefly to climatic causes. To these latter also we may no doubt ascribe the habits of the English as to food. They are larger feeders than we, and both sexes consume strong beer in a manner which would in this country be destructive of health. These habits aid, I suspect, in producing the more general fatness in middle and later life, and those enormous occasional growths which so amaze an American when first he sets foot in London. But, whatever be the cause, it is probable that members of the prosperous classes of English, over forty, would outweigh the average American of equal height of that period, and this must make, I should think, some difference in their relative liability to certain forms of disease, because the overweight of our trans-Atlantic cousins is plainl

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