2021-03-30 at 3:16 PM UTC
So a guy met a quack who prescribed a fasting treatment for all his ills, he kept a diary of his progress or rather, his descent into death.
February 1 – Saw Dr. Hazzard and began treatment this date. No breakfast. Mashed soup dinner. Mashed soup supper.
February 5 through 7 – One orange breakfast. Mashed soup dinner. Mashed soup supper.
February 8 – One orange breakfast. Mashed soup dinner. Mashed soup supper.
February 9 through 11 – One orange breakfast. Strained soup dinner. Strained soup supper.
February 12 – One orange breakfast. One orange dinner. One orange supper.
February 13 – Two orange breakfast. No dinner. No supper.
February 14 – One cup of strained tomato broth at 6 p.m.
February 15 – One cup hot strained tomato soup night and morning.
February 16 – One cup hot strained tomato soup a.m. and p.m. Slept better last night. Head quite dizzy. Eyes yellow streaked and red.
February 17 – Ate three oranges today.
February 19 – Called on Dr. (Dawson) today at his home. Slept well Saturday night.
February 20 – Ate strained juice of two small oranges at 10 a.m. Dizzy all day. Ate strained juice of two small oranges at 5 p.m.
February 21 – Ate one cup settled and strained tomato broth. Backache today just below ribs.
February 22 – Ate juice of two small oranges at 10 a.m. Backache today in right side just below ribs.
February 23 – Slept but little last night. Ate two small oranges at 9 a.m. Went after milk and felt very bad. Ate two small oranges 6 p.m.
February 24 – Slept better Wednesday night. Kind of frontal headache in a.m. Ate two small oranges 10 a.m. Ate one and a half cups hot tomato soup at 6 p.m. Heart hit up to ninety-five minute and sweat considerable.
February 25 – Slept pretty well Thursday night. Ate one and a half cups tomato broth 11 a.m. Ate one and a half cups tomato broth 6 p.m. Pain in right below ribs.
February 26 – Did not sleep so very well Friday night. Pain in right side just below ribs in back. Pain quit in night. Ate 1 and a half cups tomato broth at 10:45 a.m. Ate two and a half pump small oranges at 4:30 p.m. Felt better afternoon than for the last week. ...
March 28 he was hospitalized, he died that same day.
2021-03-30 at 3:36 PM UTC
[pimp your due marabout]
Over a month gap is too much for me to see any evidence from his diary to date of death that point toward the cause being he eats too little.
2021-03-30 at 3:56 PM UTC
he stopped updating it, the death is well established but the diary provides a rare look into the early stages of what happens when you starve yourself.
its interesting from a historical perspective as well, this happened in 1910 and the quack who killed 15 people including him only got 2 years in prison. the patriarchy was sure mean to wamens back then! not even the right to vote yet, imagine.
2021-03-30 at 4:02 PM UTC
if he had meth it would be the length of an encyclopedia and he would still be alive