Medicine: The Big Meal

At 19, Sharry Rubin was an up-and-coming TV actress (such shows as Playhouse go and Armstrong Circle Theater), and keeping her 5-ft.-5-in. frame down to a model-shapely 100 lbs. Daughter of a New York City leather-goods manufacturer, Sharry had emotional problems that sent her to a psychiatrist and may have helped her vivid portrayal of a disturbed teen-ager in The Case for Room 310. One morning last month, at her family's home in Hewlett Harbor, L.I., Sharry Rubin sought emotional satisfaction, probably for an unconscious need, by gorging herself. She put away the equivalent of three full meals, including a lot...

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