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Waists, health and history: obesity in nineteenth century Britain

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The scale of the current global obesity epidemic and the implications of this for health, functionality and economics, dictates that assessing the origins of overnutrition must become a priority in all research fields. To date anthropometric historians have mainly utilised institutional sources providing height and occasionally weight data for a sample of the working class who experienced deprivation. Tailoring institutions offer new, innovative sources for the field; uniquely measuring ...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Keble College
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Publication date:
2014
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-10-30

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