Medicine: Not Enough to Eat

If a man gets hungry enough, strange things begin to happen to his manners, his emotions and even his mind. During the war, 36 conscientious objectors volunteered as guinea pigs for experiments in human starvation. In the current Journal of Clinical Psychology, the results are reported by the researchers (Drs. Joseph C. Franklin, Burtrum C. Schiele, Josef Brozek, Ancel Keys) who conducted the experiments at the University of Minnesota's laboratory of physiological hygiene.

The volunteers were prepared for semi-starvation by three months' good eating with a daily average of 3,492*calories. Then for six...

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