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  1. Dementia Praecox as a Failure of Neoteny.Jules R. Bemporad - 1991 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 12 (1).
    The theory of neoteny assumes that adult animals that are higher on the phylogenetic scale retain juvenile characteristics for greater periods of their lifetime. This hypothesis would account for the continuation of curiosity, learning and playfulness in humans and other higher primates in contrast to less evolved mammals. The failure of the neoteny process could result in humans that have lost these juvenile characteristics and lack motivation, curiosity and the capacity to learn freely. These features are indicative of the negative (...)
     
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  2. Cultural and Historical Aspects of Eating Disorders.Jules R. Bemporad - 1997 - Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 18 (4).
    A review of cultural and historical accounts of anorexia nervosa indicates that this disorder is found primarily in Westernized societies during periods of relative affluence and greater social opportunities for women. Some hypotheses regarding the vulnerability to eating disorders are proposed to the basis of these data.
     
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    Cultural and Historical Aspects of Eating Disorders.Jules R. Bemporad - 1997 - Theoretical Medicine 18 (4):401-420.
    A review of cultural and historical accounts of anorexia nervosa indicates that this disorder is found primarily in Westernized societies during periods of relative affluence and greater social opportunities for women. Some hypotheses regarding the vulnerability to eating disorders are proposed to the basis of these data.
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