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Testosterone dreams : rejuvenation, aphrodisia, doping

Author: John M Hoberman
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Testosterone has inspired dreams - of restored youth, recharged sexual appetites, faster running, quicker thinking, bigger muscles - since it was first synthesized in 1935. This book investigates the complex, bizarre, and sometimes outrageous history of synthetic testosterone and other male hormone therapies. Exploring many little-known social arenas - both inside and outside the medical world - in which these  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John M Hoberman
ISBN: 0520221516 9780520221512 0520248228 9780520248229
OCLC Number: 53276305
Description: 381 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Pharmacology and our human future --
Hormone therapy and the new medical paradigm enhancements : where are the limits? --
Testosterone as therapy and myth --
"Psychic steroids" : Prozac as a performance-enhancing drug --
Back to the future : the sex hormone market from organotherapy to "andro" --
The aphrodisiac that failed : why testosterone did not become a mass sex therapy --
What they did to women : the origins of sex therapy --
Sex before Kinsey : what doctors and patients did not know --
Hormones and the state : sex and marital stability --
Patriarchal sex therapy : curing "frigidity" with hormones --
Reorienting male desire : curing homosexuals with sex hormones --
Aphrodisia for the masses? --
The secret life of testosterone therapy --
The mainstreaming of testosterone --
Celebrating testosterone --
Hormone therapy and the discovery of sexual deficiency --
Preserving the feminine essence : estrogen and menopause --
Does the male menopause exist? --
"Outlaw" biomedical innovations : hormone therapy and beyond --
Hormone therapy and cosmetic procedures : the new medical ethos --
Offshore entrepreneurial medicine : from embryos to cloning --
Medical populism and outlaw medicine : fertility techniques and medical marijuana --
Hormone therapists and hormone evangelists --
Hormone therapy for athletes : doping as social transgression --
Introduction --
Doping before steroids : clean amateurs and doped professionals --
The sports physician as hormone therapist --
The entrepreneurial physician --
Medical ethics --
The doctor-athlete relationship --
The patient as athlete, the athlete as patient --
Public responses to doping --
A war against drugs? --
The politics of hormone doping in sport --
International doping control before reform --
Sportive nationalism and doping --
International doping control after reform --
A war on drugs? --
Athletes and the doping of everyday life --
Athletic doping and the human future --
Epilogue, testosterone as a way of life.
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