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Fighting fat : Canada, 1920-1980

Author: Wendy Mitchinson
Publisher: Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
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<P><EM>Fighting Fat</EM> is a comprehensive study of approaches to obesity from 1920 to 1980 in Canada. It examines the health professions use of the word 'obesity', how it was measured, its causes, and treatments. It examines popular cultures view of the obese and its effect on those who were fat.</P>
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Genre/Form: History
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Mitchinson, Wendy.
Fighting fat.
Toronto ; Buffalo : University of Toronto Press, [2018]
(OCoLC)1007921538
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Wendy Mitchinson
ISBN: 9781487518264 1487518269
OCLC Number: 1051222271
Awards: Winner of 2019 Jason A. Hannah Medalawarded by The Royal Society of Canada 2019 (Canada)
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 433 pages)
Contents: Cover; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1 Nutrition Policy: "Dietetic Missionaries"; 2 About Obesity; 3 Causes of Obesity; 4 Treatment: "Stubbornly Resistant"; 5 "Dietary Drugland" and Surgery; 6 Infant, Child, and Teen Obesity; 7 Body Image; 8 Narratives of Fat Canadians; Epilogue; Notes on Sources; Journal Abbreviations; Notes; Index
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