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The Most Secret Quintessence of Life: Sex, Glands, and Hormones, 1850-1950

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The Most Secret Quintessence of Life: Sex, Glands, and Hormones, 1850-1950 - Sengoopta, Chandak
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Less than a century ago, physicians, scientists, and cultural commentators became fascinated by the endocrine glands and the effects of their secretions on our bodies and minds. Of all the characteristics supposed to be governed by them, the attributes of sex evoked the wildest interest. The gonads, it was revealed, secreted chemicals that not only influenced the biological expressions of sex, but seemed to generate the vitality and energy that made life worth living. Through a series of case studies drawn from Central ...

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The Most Secret Quintessence of Life: Sex, Glands, and Hormones, 1850-1950 2006, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226748634

Hardcover