Tag Archives: protein

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, […]

Kwashiorkor

Charles Halsted Davis, California, United States   An eleven-month-old Egyptian infant sat wailing on a cot, his abdomen pouched out and covered by spider-like purplish veins. His tiny arms and legs were like sticks, except for his swollen ankles. He was brought in by his mother who knew that his food and care would be […]