Dietary Timeline

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"Injection of human chorionic gonadotropin becomes most popular medication to lose weight. Derived from urine of pregnant women, rabbits or mares, it proved useless. Still available."

Chewing The Fat: Morsels From Dieting History. The Washington Post, Style Section, October 12, 1999