Mangia meno (eat less)BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7075.234 (Published 18 January 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:234
- George Dunea
- George Dunea, consulting physician, Cook County Hospital, Chicago, USA
Last May in New York workers had to remove a window and several rows of bricks from the side of the house of a man weighing 850 to 1000 lb to take him to the hospital. The official record, however, according to the Guinness Books of Records, is held by a Mississippi man at 891 lb. But the judges may have been unaware of the claims of a Michigan woman who in 1993 was said to have reached 1189 lb. She had lost her bowel and bladder function, depended totally for care on nurses …
Log in using your username and password
Log in through your institution
Register for a free trial to thebmj.com to receive unlimited access to all content on thebmj.com for 14 days.
Sign up for a free trial