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Sixty years before a British psychiatrist published the first description of bulimia, an item on the topic appeared in “Health and Happiness,” Dr. P.M. Hall’s medical column in the Minneapolis Tribune. In response to a question from a Fargo reader, the former Minneapolis health commissioner warned against self-induced vomiting as a way “to reduce” – but barely touched on its ill effects.
Conducted by Dr. P.M. Hall