Fillers One hundred years ago

Fat as a factor in politics

BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 21 April 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:977

Caesar wished to have about him men that were fat and slept o' nights; and looked upon those who, like Cassius, had a lean and hungry look as dangerous. The typical Yankee is still like Coleridge's Ancient Mariner,

Long, and lank, and brown,

As is the ribbed …

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