A review of


The History of Hormones and How They Control Just About Everything

Hidden Forces at Work

by David Meyer

Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH offers a lively, accessible discussion of the role of hormones in the human body, the history of medical discoveries relating to hormones and hormones’ function in transgender identities.

Author of Get Me Out, Randi Hutter Epstein, MD, MPH is an adjunct professor at Columbia University, a lecturer at Yale University and writer in residence at Yale Medical School.

Epstein combines fascinating historical anecdotes and scientific data to explore the power and mystery of the effects of hormones in the human body. From the earliest crude grinding of glands to breakthroughs in the burgeoning field of endocrinology to modern genetic research, Epstein shows how hormones affect all bodily systems as well as growth, appetite, sex drives, moods and metabolism. Her knowledgeable, witty approach makes the subject fascinating.

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