Victorian Anorexia – Corsets, Beauty, and Self Starvation


Victorian Anorexia – Corsets, Beauty, and Self Starvation
Did you know that Anorexia Nervosa has been medically diagnosable since 1873? In this episode we look at the links between self-starvation and Victorian fashion!

Welcome back to Victorians Exposed – a series of history vlogs centred around the weird, wonderful, and surprising aspects of Victorian history.

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Further Reading:
‘Victorian Literature and the Anorexic Body’ by Anna Krugovoy Silver

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