Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: fat

  • Rabbit starvation (protein poisoning)

    Howard Fischer Uppsala, Sweden   Kitchen – Hotel Dieu, Beaune. A model of a nun preparing rabbit. Crop of photo by Elekes Andor. May 17, 2016. Via Wikimedia. CC BY-SA 4.0.  “Jack Sprat could eat no fat, his wife could eat no lean…“ — Sixteenth-century nursery rhyme   Rabbit starvation (fat starvation, mal de caribou,…

  • Learning to eat at thirty

    Hannah HarpoleBern, Switzerland My hippie parents indulged me as a picky eater. At two I proclaimed I was a vegetarian. Around the age of four, I survived solely on yogurt, refusing all other nourishment. I do not exactly know when this morphed into a combination eating disorder of occasional bulimia with a full count of…