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Hot and Bothered

Women, Medicine, and Menopause in Modern America

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ISBN 9780674027404

Publication Date: 03/15/2008


342 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches


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  • Introduction
  • 1. “Hold Oneself Well in Hand”: Medicine, Menopause, and the New Woman
  • 2. “Endocrine Perverts” and “Derailed Menopausics”: Gender Transgressions and Mental Disorders, 1897–1937
  • 3. “Consider the Patient as a Woman and Not a Group of Glands”: Women, Menopause, and the Medical Encounter, 1938–1962
  • 4. Domesticity and Liberation: Menopause in the Popular Literature, 1938–1962
  • 5. “Casting an Evil Spell over Her Once Happy Home”: Menopause as a Family Disease, 1938–1962
  • 6. “Why All the Fuss?”: Middle-Class Women and the Denial of the Menopausal Body, 1938–1962
  • 7. Feminine Forever: Robert A. Wilson and the Hormonal Revolution, 1963–1980
  • 8. “At the Will and Whim of My Hormones”: Women, Menopause, and the Hormonal Imperative
  • 9. “What Do These Women Want?”: Feminist Responses to Feminine Forever
  • Epilogue: Aging Supermodels and Inner Crones: Menopause at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
  • Notes
  • Index

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