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Elegantly written and deeply researched, Aging Bones shows how osteoporosis went from being treated as an inevitable part of getting older to a pathological disease state. An account that traverses Shakespearean sonnets to hormone replacement therapy, Grob's study contains important lessons for historians as well as for millions of women who are advised to stave off frailty through daily doses of Vitamin D, exercise, and estrogen. -- Beth Linker, University of Pennsylvania
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