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The Resource Obesity : the Biography

Obesity : the Biography

Label
Obesity : the Biography
Title
Obesity
Title remainder
the Biography
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
According to the World Health Organization we are in the midst of a global obesity crisis. Is obesity a disease itself or a symptom of underlying physiological or psychological illnesses? Is it a sign of social excess and therefore not a disease in the medical sense at all? Is it really 'new'?Sander L. Gilman, a leading authority in the social and cultural history of the body, presents a fascinating account of the history of obesity, looking at the changing attitudes towards the body, from regarding it as 'God's temple' to more mechanical and practical concerns from the Enlightenment onwards
Member of
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gilman, Sander L
Dewey number
362.196398
Index
no index present
LC call number
R489.C45
Literary form
non fiction
NAL call number
RC628
NAL item number
.G55 2010
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Biographies of Disease
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Body image
  • Body image
  • Obesity
  • Obesity
  • Body image
  • Obesity
Label
Obesity : the Biography
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; List of illustrations; Prologue; 1 The exemplary patient; 2 Obesity from the Ancients to the beginning of the Modern Age; 3 Obesity from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment; 4 The battle between science and morality for the cure of obesity; 5 A somatic or a psychological treatment of obesity; 6 New causes; new solutions for obesity; 7 The "Orient" battles obesity; 8 Globesity and the Public's health; Glossary; Notes; Further reading; Index
Control code
609861629
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609861629
Label
Obesity : the Biography
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Contents; List of illustrations; Prologue; 1 The exemplary patient; 2 Obesity from the Ancients to the beginning of the Modern Age; 3 Obesity from the Renaissance to the Enlightenment; 4 The battle between science and morality for the cure of obesity; 5 A somatic or a psychological treatment of obesity; 6 New causes; new solutions for obesity; 7 The "Orient" battles obesity; 8 Globesity and the Public's health; Glossary; Notes; Further reading; Index
Control code
609861629
Extent
1 online resource (231 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780191576461
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)609861629

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