João Carlos Pereira Martins
I was just wondering if there were many cases of anorexia (nervosa) and bulimia in the beginning of the century... I know that Empress Elizabeth (Sissi) of Austria was 47 kg at the time of her death in 1898, by assassination, and she was 60!! Apparently she used strange methods to achieve her weight goals, like having bath in freezing water to then get exposed to hot steam. She believed that the thermal shock would help her to lose the "extra pounds".