Appetite and its discontents : science, medicine, and the urge to eat, 1750-1950 (Book, 2020) [WorldCat.org]
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Appetite and its discontents : science, medicine, and the urge to eat, 1750-1950

Author: Elizabeth Ann Williams; University of Chicago Press.
Publisher: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2020.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Ann Williams; University of Chicago Press.
ISBN: 9780226693040 9780226692999 022669299X 9780226693187 022669318X 022669304X
OCLC Number: 1204361939
Description: [10], 433 strony : ilustracje ; 23 cm.
Contents: List of Illustrations Introduction Part One Anxieties of Appetite: Created Needs in the Enlightenment, 1750-1800 Introduction to Part One 1 Why We Eat: The Ancient Legacy 2 "False or Defective" Appetite in the Medical Enlightenment 3 Human and Animal Appetite in Natural History and Physiology Part Two The Elusiveness of Appetite: Laboratory and Clinic, 1800-1850 Introduction to Part Two 4 Perils and Pleasures of Appetite at 1800: Xavier Bichat and Erasmus Darwin 5 The Physiology of Appetite to 1850 6 Extremes and Perplexities of Appetite in Clinical Medicine Part Three Intelligent or "Blind and Unconscious"? Appetite, 1850-1900 Introduction to Part Three 7 The Drive to Eat in Nutritional Physiology 8 The Psychology of Ingestion: Appetite in Physiological and Animal Psychology 9 Peripheral or Central? Disordered Eating in Clinical Medicine Part Four Appetite as a Scientific Object, 1900-1950 Introduction to Part Four 10 Psyche, Nerves, and Hormones in the Physiology of Ingestion 11 Appetite and the Nature-Nurture Divide: Eating Behavior in Psychology and Ethology 12 Somatic, Psychic, Psychosomatic: The Medicine of Troubled Appetite Epilogue: Appetite after 1950 Acknowledgments List of Abbreviations Notes Bibliography Index
Responsibility: Elizabeth A. Williams.

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