With the ardent tone of a close friend, Barbara Seaman draws on forty years of journalistic research to expose the "menopause industry" and shows how estrogen therapy often causes more problems—including breast cancer, heart attack, and stroke—than it cures. The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women tracks the well-intentioned discovery of synthetic estrogen through the unconscionable and misleading promotion of a dangerous drug.
About the Author
Barbara Seaman was a leader in the women's health movement. An alumna of Oberlin College, she was a Sloan/Rockefeller Advanced Science Writing Fellow at the Columbia Journalism School. She was a cofounder of the National Women's Health Network and a contributing editor to "Ms". Magazine. Her previous books include "The Doctor's Case Against the Pill, Free and Female, Women and the Crisis in Sex Hormones, Lovely Me: The Life of Jacqueline Susann, ""The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth, " and "For Women Only! Your Guide to Health Empowerment."