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Weights and Measures

In Childhood Obesity, Laura Dawes provides a fascinating survey of popular perceptions and changing attitudes toward the diagnosis and treatment of childhood obesity, including gland therapy, psychoanalysis, behavior modification, amphetamines, fat camps, diet and exercise. Dawes assesses options for addressing an epidemic that is entangled with the structure of society. Read More

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Glenn C. Altschuler, Ph.D., is the Dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions, and The Thomas and Dorothy Litwin Professor of American Studies at Cornell University.

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