Article ID: CBB001320915

Becoming Glandular: Endocrinology, Mass Culture and Experimental Lives in the Interwar Age (2013)


Subjects: MEDICINE, Experimental -- History -- 20th century ENDOCRINOLOGY -- History ENDOCRINE glands -- Research HORMONES -- Research LONGEVITY -- Genetic aspects EUGENICS -- History -- 20th century BENJAMIN, Harry ATHERTON, Gertrude Franklin Horn, 1857-1948 Abstract: The article focuses on the history of experimental medicine in Europe and the United States between 1918 and 1939. The author discusses the popularity of endocrinology at this time, explores why physicians believed that glands and hormones were interconnected with longevity, and analyzes the relationship between hormone sciences and eugenics. The role of doctors Harry Benjamin and John R. Brinkley and novelist Gertrude Atherton in the popularity of endocrine studies is also examined.


Description “On the history of experimental medicine in Europe and the United States between 1918 and 1939.”

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Authors & Contributors
Nordlund, Christer
Sengoopta, Chandak
Eraso, Yolanda
Krementsov, Nikolai L.
Welchman, Jennifer
Mann, Tamara
British Journal for the History of Science
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Isis: International Review Devoted to the History of Science and Its Cultural Influences
Transactions of the Charles S. Peirce Society
Journal of World History
University of Chicago Press
Random House
Franz Steiner Verlag
Oxford University Press
Medicine and science, relationships
Science and culture
Science and literature
Berman, Louis
James, William
Donne, John
Freud, Sigmund
Schnitzel, Arthur
Penrose, Lionel
United States
Soviet Union
Great Britain
Vienna (Austria)
20th century, early
20th century
19th century
21st century
18th century
Early modern

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