1904: The Analyst Who Noticed Anorexia Is Born

The 'relentless pursuit of thinness' was the opposite end of the same spectrum as obesity, Hilda Bruch showed.

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March 11, 1904, is the birthdate of the German Jewish-born Hilde Bruch, who became perhaps the first psychoanalyst to devote her career to the subject of anorexia – which she defined as “the relentless pursuit...