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Epstein, Randi Hutter

Overview
Works: 4 works in 20 publications in 1 language and 2,050 library holdings
Genres: History  Exhibition catalogs 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Randi Hutter Epstein
Get me out : a history of childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the sperm bank by Randi Hutter Epstein( Book )

7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,094 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Making and having babies--what it takes to get pregnant, stay pregnant, and deliver--has mystified women and men for the whole of human history. Over the last one hundred years, depending on the latest prevailing advice, women have taken morphine, practiced Lamaze, relied on ultrasound images, sampled fertility drugs, and shopped at sperm banks. Here, the insatiably curious Randi Hutter Epstein journeys through history, fads, and fables, and to the fringe of science, where audacious researchers have gone to extreme measures to get healthy babies out of mothers. The result is an entertaining and enlightening celebration of human life.--From publisher description
Aroused : the history of hormones and how they control just about everything by Randi Hutter Epstein( Book )

5 editions published between 2018 and 2019 in English and held by 804 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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 hormone clinic in Los Angeles. Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology. A fascinating look at the history and science of some of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals the shocking history of hormones through the back rooms, basements, and labs where endocrinology began."--
Extraordinary women in science & medicine : four centuries of achievement by Ronald K Smeltzer( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-three women representing the physical sciences were selected by the curators in the subject areas of physics, chemistry, astronomy, mathematics, and computing. Nine women in the field of medical sciences were selected
Aroused by Randi Hutter Epstein( Recording )

6 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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, Randi Hutter Epstein takes us on a journey through the unusual history of these potent chemicals and their discovery, from the London laboratory where the concept of hormones was identified to a basement filled with jarred brains to a canine sex lab. We meet leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Along the way, Epstein examines the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology. A fascinating exploration of the history and science of one of medicine's most important discoveries, Aroused reveals how hormones can both push us to the edge and reel us back
 
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Get me out : a history of childbirth from the Garden of Eden to the sperm bank
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Alternative Names
Randi Hutter Epstein American journalist

Randi Hutter Epstein journaliste américaine

Languages
English (20)