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June 6, 1852





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Dancel's carnivore diet for obesity was used again for: "Lucian Eté followed my plan of treatment for two months." Lost 20 pounds in the first month and more the second - remained in perfect health thereafter.





Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence : the various causes and the rational means of cure

Jean-Francois Dancel

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Carnivore Diet

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In the month of June, 1852, Mr. Lucian Eté, chief operator in the chemical works of Mr. Christofle, silverer and gilder, Rue de Bondy, sought my advice in reference to his corpulence, which gave him much anxiety, as he feared that he would be obliged to give up work. The sole support of a numerous family, it required his utmost efforts to go through the duties of the day. Obliged to be constantly in motion, and frequently to go up and down stairs, he suffered great pain in the kidneys, and was often so much out of breath that it was almost impossible for him to speak when giving his orders or explanations. His head was constantly bathed in perspiration; and if he attempted to sit down for a moment, he was immediately seized with an irresistible drowsiness. He had been repeatedly bled and purged, but without any salutary effect.

Lucian Eté followed my plan of treatment for two months. During the first month he lost from fifteen to twenty pounds of fat. I do not recollect how much he lost in the second month, but at the end of this time he was so far reduced that further treatment was unnecessary. Let it be observed, that during the two months he was under treatment, he was not absent a single day from his duties in the factory.

I heard from Lucien d'Eté last year. He was then in the enjoyment of perfect health, and his corpulence had not returned.

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