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Science  09 Mar 2007:
Vol. 315, Issue 5817, pp. 1370
DOI: 10.1126/science.1139058

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The Most Secret Quintessence of Life. Sex, Glands, and Hormones, 1850-1950. By Chandak Sengoopta. University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2006. 366 pp. $45, £28.50. ISBN 9780226748634.

Exploring the development of endocrine research and therapeutics, Sengoopta highlights the cultural framing of the studies of hormonal influence on aging, youthfulness, creativity, sexuality, and gender.