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Craving EarthUnderstanding Pica--the Urge to Eat Clay, Starch, Ice, and Chalk$

Sera Young

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780231146098

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231146098.001.0001

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Craving Earth
Columbia University Press

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  • (p.iv) Columbia University Press
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  • Copyright © 2011 Sera L. Young
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  • Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
  • Young, Sera L.
  • Craving earth : understanding pica : the urge to eat clay, starch,
  • ice, and chalk /Sera L. Young.
  • p.; cm.
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • ISBN 978-0-231-14608-1 (cloth: alk. paper) —
  • ISBN 978-0-231-51789-8
  • (ebook)
  • 1. Pica (Pathology) I. Title.
  • [DNLM: 1. Pica—ethnology 2. Pica—history.
  • 3. Food Habits—psychology. WM 175]
  • GN408.Y68 2011
  • 613.2—dc22
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  • Title Pages
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  • acid-free paper.
  • This book is printed on paper with recycled content.
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  • The image that appears on the title page and at each chapter heading is a
  • bendito, a sacred clay tablet imprinted with an image of the Virgin Mary.
  • Catholics and others have ascribed healing, fertility, and protective
  • powers to the ingestion of such tablets. This tablet was kindly provided
  • by Professor Louis Grivetti.