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Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything

Author: Randi Hutter Epstein
Publisher: New York, NY : W.W. Norton & Company, Inc., [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Metabolism, behavior, sleep, mood swings, the immune system, fighting, fleeing, puberty, and sex: these are just a few of the things our bodies control with hormones. Armed with a healthy dose of wit and curiosity, medical journalist Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals from a basement filled with jarred nineteenth-century brains to a twenty-first-century  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Randi Hutter Epstein
ISBN: 9780393239607 0393239608
OCLC Number: 1005113168
Description: xvii, 313 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The fat bride --
Hormones ... as we may call them --
Pickled brains --
Killer hormones --
The virile vasectomy --
Soul mates in sex hormones --
Making gender --
Growing up --
Measuring the immeasurable --
Growing pains --
Hotheads : the mysteries of menopause --
Testosterone endopreneurs --
Oxytocin : that lovin' feeling --
Transitioning --
Insatiable : the hypothalamus and obesity --
Epilogue.
Other Titles: History of hormones and how they control just about everything
Responsibility: Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH.

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A guided tour through the strange science of hormones and the age-old quest to control them.  Read more...

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"A well-written and informative book on the history of hormone research." -- The New York Times Book Review "The field of endocrinology, as this compelling history shows, has manifested extremes of Read more...

 
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