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We’ve only just begun: 30 years of ED after Karen Carpenter

Thirty years ago this week, singer Karen Carpenter died as a result of anorexia nervosa. In the history of EDs, there aren’t a lot of historic moments. The first medical description of anorexia nervosa in the 1870s, perhaps, and the first formal description of bulimia in 1979, are likely candidates. But Carpenter’s death was a […]

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