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Aroused

The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything
Sprecher: Donna Postel
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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, 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.

©2018 Randi Hutter Epstein (P)2018 HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books

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I was not very happy with this book.

I had hoped this would give solid scientific content about hormones and generally I like the approach of giving historical context to inventions and their circumstances. But the Author keeps pushing boring and unrelated stories about the spouses, habbits and private life of the researchers who discovered the hormones and glands instead of about the subject. Medical gossiper fits the Author better than medical journalist.

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