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St. Catherine of Siena (1347–1380 AD): one of the earliest historic cases of altered gustatory perception in anorexia mirabilis

Abstract:

St. Catherine of Siena suffered from an extreme form of holy fasting, a condition classified as anorexia mirabilis (also known as inedia prodigiosa). Historical and medical scholarships alike have drawn a omparison between this primaeval type of anorexia with a relatively common form of eating disorder among young women n the modern world, anorexia nervosa. St. Catherine’s condition was characterised by a disgust for sweet taste, a ondition also described in anorexia nervosa, and character...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1007/s10072-018-3285-6

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Galassi, FM More by this author
Habicht, ME More by this author
Armocida, E More by this author
Toscano, F More by this author
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Mäxi Foundation More from this funder
Publisher:
Springer Publisher's website
Journal:
Neurological Sciences Journal website
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
939–940
Publication date:
2018-02-22
Acceptance date:
2017-02-12
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EISSN:
1590-3478
ISSN:
1590-1874
Pubs id:
pubs:826672
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uri:c18c1a5d-fcca-4e89-a643-1b21af145499
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uuid:c18c1a5d-fcca-4e89-a643-1b21af145499
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pubs:826672

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