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How osteoporosis went from a normal aging process to a disease.

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Foreword, by Charles E. RosenbergPrefaceList of Abbreviations1. History and Demography2. The Origins of a Diagnosis3. The Transformation of Osteoporosis4. Popularizing a Diagnosis5. Internationalizing Osteoporosis6. Therapeutic Expansion7. Osteoporosis Triumphant?NotesIndex

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Gerald N. Grob is the Henry E. Sigerist Professor of the History of Medicine Emeritus at Rutgers University and a senior research associate in psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College. He is the author of eleven books, including The Deadly Truth: A History of Disease in America.


A well-written and compelling book that should convince academic, student, lay and professional audiences alike that immersion in the history of a disease is indispensable to treating it. Social History of Medicine

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