The developed world’s obsession with obesity has been ingrained in our culture for centuries. There was never a chance of modern America, or any other modern society, escaping it.
David W. Haslam, M.D. is Clinical Director of the UK’s National Obesity Forum and co-author of Fat, Gluttony and Sloth: Obesity in Art, Literature and Medicine (Liverpool University Press, 2009).
Posts by David Haslam
The story of Delyte Morris and the Southern Illinois University he created is what Robert A. Harper calls “a story of unlikely success and a tragic end.” It does read like an American tragedy, somehow, based in a rustic start, ambition, ingenuity, and the fallibility of good intentions.