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Aging bones : a short history of osteoporosis

Author: Gerald N Grob
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2014] ©2014
Series: Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book makes a historical inquiry into how the normal aging of bones was transformed into a medical diagnosis requiring treatment. -- Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald N Grob
ISBN: 9781421413181 1421413183
OCLC Number: 853618733
Description: xx, 284 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: History and demography --
Origins of a diagnosis --
The transformation of osteoporosis --
Popularizing a diagnosis --
Internationalizing osteoporosis --
Therapeutic expansion --
Osteoporosis triumphant?
Series Title: Johns Hopkins biographies of disease.
Responsibility: Gerald N. Grob.
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The fascinating history in Aging Bones will appeal to students and scholars in the history of medicine, health policy, gerontology, endocrinology, and orthopedics, as well as anyone who has been  Read more...

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