27 Oct 2016
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
470 Stephens Hall
Assistant Professor of the History of Health Sciences at the University of California, San Fransisco
Aimee Medeiros will be discussing her book, Heightened Expectations: The Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America which illustrates the multibillion dollar human growth hormone industry. Drawing on medical and public health histories as well as on photography, film, music, prose, and other examples from popular culture, Aimee Medeiros tracks how the stigmatization of short stature in boys and growth hormone technology came together in the twentieth century. Dr. Elena Conis will join Professor Medeiros during this presentation for an interview styled discussion on her new book. Light refreshments will be served. Don’t miss out!
Additional sponsorship comes from: CSTMS Program for the Medical Humanities