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Hot flushes, cold science : the history of the modern menopause

Author: Louise Foxcroft
Publisher: London : Granta, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A powerful, taboo-shattering history of the menopause, from wandering wombs to HRT.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Louise Foxcroft
ISBN: 9781847080660 1847080669
OCLC Number: 421359760
Description: xxii, 330 pages : illustrations
Contents: The modern menopause --
Bad blood and beasts --
Their nature explained --
On the borderland of pathology --
Knives and asylums --
Sex, science and sensibility --
A question of 'male menopause' --
Finding a voice --
Fear or freedom.
Responsibility: Louise Foxcroft.

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Intends to probe into the archives, the boudoir and the Gladstone bag to reveal the elements that formed the menopause myth: chauvinism, collusion, trial, error and secrecy. This book challenges us  Read more...

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