Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Self-Denial

  • The elimination game

    Kelley YuanPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA Xylophone ribs and sunken cheeks. A body desperate for food paired with a mind determined to starve. Here lies anorexia nervosa’s cruel paradox, of a body betrayed and a brain allowing it to waste away. The protest anorexic patients put up against eating, even as they lose hair and muscle, speaks…