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BEFORE AND AFTER FORTY-FIVE DAYS' FAST
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These pictures show Dr. Linda
Hazzard, fasting specialist of
Seattle, Wash., "before and after
she began her "vindication fast."
When Mrs; Hazzard began, she
announced that the fast vould
continue at least 30 days. It last
Dr. Hazzard was recently tried
and convicted of killing Miss.
Claire Williamson, a wealthy pa
tient at her sanitarium, and the
case is-now pending appeal.
During the trial, a doctor tes
tified that a person would die in
fourteen days, if deprived of food,
and it was" to disprove this state
ment, that Mrs. Hazzard under
took the fast.
The fasting specialist is, phy
sically, a shadow of her former
self. Her clothing hangs in folds
about her form.
Hermanns are but bones en
cased in flabby skin. The meas
jitfTOfit.of ,her Jhighs -has .been
'But the flesh of her shrunken
cheeks is still pink, her eyes are
bright, an4 she walks with the
same, sprightly step.
"I suffered the first, week,"
said Dr. Hazzard, "more than I
cared-to admit, and in ways in
which I cannot find words to de
scribe. My stomach was in the
habit of workings on food, and
the numb, gnawing pain of my
stomach muscles working on
nothing was almost more than
I could endure."
Then appetite passed. Day
after day she went with her hus
band and the guaYds to a cafe for
their meals. She served the soup,
the. meat, the coffee and the fruit
but did not care to taste food.
She forced herself to drink"
water nine , quarts only in 30
days. Thrice daily she took hot
baths, sometimes four.
Dr.. JIazzard broke Jier iasfc
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