Dietary Timeline

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A table of standard weights and heights.

Louis I. Dublin "calculated the average weights of men and women based on information collected from a comprehensive retrospective survey of New York Life policy-holders. Dublin's Standard Table of Heights and Weights became the authoritative reference on the issue of what constituted average weight."

Brumberg, J.J. (1988) Fasting Girls; The emergence of anorexia nervosa as a modern disease. Harvard University Press. USA.