Monday, October 24, 2016

Angus Barbieri the man who survived without food for 382 days

1966  Angus Barbieri before and after diet photo: terapeak.com
Most people can survive without food a few weeks, but eventually starvation kill them.

Determining limits a person can live without vital resources fluctuate. Can live without water for at least a week, but if during the food may vary.

Angus Barbieri did not eat anything for 382 days until the end of the day 22 July 1966. In the case of Barbieri there are very few documents, some old newspapers and a medical report published in Postgraduate Medical Journal in 1973.

According to the report, Barbieri went to the department of medicine at the Royal Infirmary of Dundee, Scotland, a year before the event, to ask for help. At that moment the young man was terribly greasy ,, '', according to doctors. It weighed 206 kg, and doctors asked him to give up food for a few days. After days became weeks, Barbieri wanted to continue the program. Absurd and also risky job ,, '' for more than 40 days is considered extremely dangerous, but he wanted to reach target weight of 81 kilos, so he kept diet.

The man diet largely kept at home, going to the hospital for analysis and verification. Blood tests showed that it was functional although it was hypoglycemic, which doctors assured him that the young man did not eat.

Barbieri sometimes consume vitamins during the diet, including potassium and sodium supplements. He's been allowed to drink coffee, tea, mineral water. He said that sometimes put a little milk or sugar in coffee or tea, especially in the last weeks of the diet. It has reached the required weight of 81 kilograms.

Scotsman's post is an extreme example of starvation, but there was a man named Dennis Galer Goodwin, who went on hunger strike for 385 days to support his innocence when he was imprisoned for rape. After a 385-day he was force-fed through a tube.


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