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The Estrogen Elixir: A History of Hormone Replacement Therapy in America

Автор: Elizabeth Siegel Watkins
Год: 2010
Издание: [не указанo]
Страниц: 368
ISBN: 0801894867
In the first complete history of hormone replacement therapy (HRT), Elizabeth Siegel Watkins illuminates the complex and changing relationship between the medical treatment of menopause and cultural conceptions of aging. Describing the development, spread, and shifting role of HRT in America from the early twentieth century to the present, Watkins explores how the interplay between science and society shaped the dissemination and reception of HRT and how the medicalization -- and subsequent efforts toward the demedicalization -- of menopause and aging affected the role of estrogen as a medical therapy. Telling the story from multiple perspectives -- physicians, pharmaceutical manufacturers, government regulators, feminist health activists, and the media, as well as women as patients and consumers -- she reveals the striking parallels between estrogen's history as a medical therapy and broad shifts in the role of medicine in an aging society.Today, information about HRT is almost...
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