Reference numberL&P/1/386
TitleLetter, 'Of a boy's eating (fames coenica or boulimia)' from Benjamin Bowker to Mrs Ellingsworth
Date15 April 1745
DescriptionCharts the quantity of food devoured. Communicated to the Royal Society by Cromwell Mortimer, Secretary

Subject: Nutrition

Published in Philosophical Transactions, as 'Extract of a letter from Mr. B-- B---r, containing an account, in pounds and ounces, of the surprising quantities of food devoured by a boy, 12 Years old, in 6 sucessive Days, who labour'd under a canine appetite, at Black Barnsley in Yorkshire'

Read 25 April 1745
Physical descriptionInk on paper
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Access statusOpen
Related materialDOI: 10.1098/rstl.1744.0077
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