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My Life as a Male Anorexic

My Life as a Male Anorexic This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The first two thirds of My Life as a Male Anorexic consists of Michael Krasnow's autobiography. There follows a short chapter by one of his treating psychiatrists with footnotes by the author to statements that the psychiatrist has made about him. The last part of the book comprises eight discharge summaries from various hospitalizations of Mr Krasnow in 1988 and 1989. The book begins with Krasnow describing, as he remembers it, the onset of his anorexia nervosa. As one reads along, it becomes apparent that he is still very ill with his disorder. He writes of controlling his weight at 75 pounds (he is 5 feet 9 inches tall). In an epilogue he gives a daily summary of his food intake, stating that he never eats more than a self-imposed limit of 1000 calories a day. He also states that he has not taken a drink of water since February http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA American Medical Association

My Life as a Male Anorexic

JAMA , Volume 277 (6) – Feb 12, 1997

My Life as a Male Anorexic

Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The first two thirds of My Life as a Male Anorexic consists of Michael Krasnow's autobiography. There follows a short chapter by one of his treating psychiatrists with footnotes by the author to statements that the psychiatrist has made about him. The last part of the book comprises eight discharge summaries from various hospitalizations of Mr...
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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0098-7484
eISSN
1538-3598
DOI
10.1001/jama.1997.03540300069040
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Abstract

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables. Abstract The first two thirds of My Life as a Male Anorexic consists of Michael Krasnow's autobiography. There follows a short chapter by one of his treating psychiatrists with footnotes by the author to statements that the psychiatrist has made about him. The last part of the book comprises eight discharge summaries from various hospitalizations of Mr Krasnow in 1988 and 1989. The book begins with Krasnow describing, as he remembers it, the onset of his anorexia nervosa. As one reads along, it becomes apparent that he is still very ill with his disorder. He writes of controlling his weight at 75 pounds (he is 5 feet 9 inches tall). In an epilogue he gives a daily summary of his food intake, stating that he never eats more than a self-imposed limit of 1000 calories a day. He also states that he has not taken a drink of water since February

Journal

JAMAAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 12, 1997

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