Cal West Med. 1924 Oct;22(10):509-14.
THE FREQUENCY OF ENDOGENOUS ENDOCRINE OBESITY AND ITS TREATMENT BY GLANDULAR THERAPY.
I have been royally entertained by PubMed over the last 24hrs. There are huge numbers of articles that are free, especially the older ones, like the one I posted yesterday about the link between short-sightedness and hypothyroidism. I highly recommend having a look.
This is an article about the causes of weight gain and obesity, written in 1924. The full text is here: ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articl... and the conclusions are in the photo above ("Weighed diets" are basically calorie controlled diets).
It's actually quite staggering how much was known about how the body worked back in the days when there were virtually no lab tests. It feels like we've gone backwards with what we know about illness.