A Historical View of Cellulite Through the Lens of Dr. Robert Wallis
We have unique manuscripts obtained from a French medical doctor practicing in the late '70s. Originally from france, Dr. Robert Wallis practiced medicine in New York starting in 1941. Contained here is a series of historical documents, original scans of Wallis' work. With these documents, we can trace the medical establishment's understanding of cellulite over time.
Following the suggestion of Mr. Arnold M. Keller who came to supervise my methods of treatment of obesity on account of the fact that I was a consulting physician for the Anushka Institute, I am writing the present letter. . . Read More
"Cellulite" before describing it, one has to define the terms of its problem, since its very existence has been discussed and sometimes contested as en entity distinct from partial obesity. . . Read More
What follows is extracted from a recent book published in March 1977, by professor Gilbert Dreyfus, Professor of Endocrinology, of the faculty of Medicine of Paris, and member of the French Academy of Medicine. . . This book sums up the experience of this well known author who has made 700 publications in the last 46 years. It is a book remarkable by its form and also pertinent by the facts it brings upon to the attention and tot he understanding of the layman as well as the physician . . . Read More
In June 1892 Dercum the great physician of Philadelphia at a New York meeting of the American Neurological Society presented three cases of a disease, that he thought new, and that he described as "Adiposis Dolorosa." His clinical description was perfect, and in later publications he described in 1927 two varieties of lipomatosis one nodular, the other diffuse. But as he insisted this painful fat was always localized and therefore differentiated form ordinary diffuse general obesity both in its aspect and significance . . . Read More
We have to repeat this title, "Cellulite Does Exist"; as a matter of fact it as always existed. Cellulite is one of those medical problems that failed to receive the attention it deserves. It is fair to say, that approximately 80% of all women develop some form of cellulite during their period of genital activity or thereafter. Occasionally men can also have cellulite as we will see. In this introduction, we will be concerned primarily with the visible forms of cellulite. . . Read More