The Medical Detectives - As Empty as Eve Summary & Analysis

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As Empty as Eve Summary and Analysis

In 1972, Natalie Parker, an economist, enjoyed a comfortable life. She worked for the Department of Commerce and lived with her husband, an artist and illustrator, in Washington, D.C. During the course of dental treatment for a gum disease, it was recommended that she see an orthodontist for "the realignment of several teeth affected by the condition of her gums" (p.271). The orthodontic work was a disaster and resulted in a cosmetic nightmare. As a result of her failed dental work, she dropped into a depression which was not relieved by medication, rest, or temporary leave from her position. She continued to lose sleep, lose weight, and experience a generalized listlessness until, finally, she was admitted to a psychiatric hospital for treatment. During her time at the hospital, she maintained a diary as best she...

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