The Greatest Experiment Ever Performed on Women: Exploding the Estrogen Myth (Paperback)

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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


One of the nation's most tireless health advocates, BARBARA SEAMAN (1935-2008) co-founded the National Women's Health Network and pioneered a new style of health reporting that focused on patients' rights. Her groundbreaking investigative book, The Doctor's Case Against the Pill (1969), prompted Senate hearings in the 1970s that led to a warning label on oral contraceptives and the drastic lowering of estrogen doses due to dangerous health effects. Dedicated to reaching a wide audience, Seaman wrote columns for Brides Magazine, Ladies' Home Journal, and Ms., inspiring women around the world to take control of their own health. Seaman was a founding advisory board member of and key advisor to Seven Stories Press.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781583228623
ISBN-10: 1583228624
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
Publication Date: September 1st, 2009
Pages: 334
Language: English