Medicine in Literature: Calories and corsets
Wednesday 16 January 2013, 19.00-20.15
A Medicine and Literature event
Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to
shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media’s
obsession with weight is perceived as a recent phenomenon but, as
historian Dr Louise Foxcroft shows, we have been struggling with
what, when, and how we eat ever since the Greeks first pinched an
inch. In what promises to be a surprising and sometimes shocking
talk, Foxcroft exposes the anxieties, fashions and 'anti-fat cures'
that have driven an expanding dieting industry, and reveals the
extreme and often dangerously absurd lengths people have gone to in
order to slim down.
Speaker: Dr Louise Foxcroft, Historian, writer
This event is FREE.
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Bookings are limited to two per person. Any additional bookings
will be cancelled.