AUTHOR RANDI HUTTER EPSTEIN discusses her book AROUSED on Tuesday, October 16 at 7 p.m. at the Suffield Senior Center, 145 Bridge Street. Anyone who signs up for the program will receive a free copy of Aroused. Please register for this free program by calling the Kent Memorial Library at 860-668-3896 or on the library’s website at suffield-library.org.
Brimming with fascinating anecdotes, illuminating new medical research, and humorous details, Aroused introduces the leading scientists who made life-changing discoveries about the hormone imbalances that ail us, as well as the charlatans who used those discoveries to peddle false remedies. Epstein exposes the humanity at the heart of hormone science with her rich cast of characters, including a 1920s doctor promoting vasectomies as a way to boost libido, a female medical student who discovered a pregnancy hormone in the 1940s, and a mother who collected pituitaries, a brain gland, from cadavers as a source of growth hormone to treat her son. Along the way, Epstein explores the functions of hormones such as leptin, oxytocin, estrogen, and testosterone, demystifying the science of endocrinology.
Randi Hutter Epstein is a medical writer, author and journalist, has written for publications such as New York Times and The Washington Post. She is also a lecturer at Yale University and an adjunct professor at Columbia University‘s Journalism School.