Pubertal process and green-sickness in Renaissance drama: a form fruste of anorexia nervosa?

OBJECTIVE The aim of this paper is to investigate the relationship between puberty and the onset of green-sickness in early modern popular culture with findings on puberty and the onset of anorexia nervosa. METHOD Four plays from the late 16th and early 17th centuries dealing with 14-15-year-old girls were analysed for information on puberty and for… CONTINUE READING