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July 2, 1853

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Madame L of Amiens, France uses Dancel's meat-diet for obesity.





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

Jean-Francois Dancel


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In the month of June, 1853, Madame de L., of Amiens, consulted me on her own behalf, and also on that of her husband—both labouring under obesity. I gave her the necessary directions, together with medicine sufficient to last two months. She wrote to me on the 2nd of July in the following terms:

"Sir,—In fulfilment of my promise, I send you a statement of the result of your treatment. My husband has lost eleven pounds in weight, and enjoys excellent health. As for myself, owing to severe indisposition after my return home from Paris, I have only adopted your treatment during the last eight days. Please inform me whether the medicine you furnished to me a month ago is too old to be of any service.

"I have the honour, &c.,
"F. L."

I answered this letter, and no doubt the lady has derived as much benefit as her husband from the treatment.

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A doctor or medical professional who studies or promotes exclusive meat diets
Carnivore Diet
The carnivore diet involves eating only animal products such as meat, fish, dairy, eggs, marrow, meat broths, organs. There are little to no plants in the diet.
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