September 23, 1849
A 26 year old lady suffering obesity uses Dr Dancel's advice of an exclusive meat diet to lose at least 15 pounds.
Obesity, or, Excessive corpulence: the various causes and the rational means of cure
A lady, residing in the town of Montereau, wrote to me in the early part of September, 1849. She was twenty-six years of age, and weighed one hundred and seventy pounds. Her corpulence was increasing to such an extent that she would soon be unable to attend to her household duties. She wished to know if my system of treatment would interfere with her general health, and whether it would prevent her pursuing her usual and indispensable daily avocations. On receiving the necessary explanations, she immediately placed herself under my care, and upon the 23rd of the same month, she informed me that her weight was already considerably less, but that her size remained about the same. A letter of the 12th October following states that she has lost fifteen pounds weight, and that her size is materially diminished. The treatment was continued for some time longer, and never caused the least interference with the discharge of her domestic affairs.