Hot Flushes, Cold Science

A History of the Modern Menopase

Louise Foxcroft (2009)

This book presents a well researched and entertaining account of menopause, beginning over two thousand years ago, tracing the history of   "Change of Life" references appearing in classical texts as well as medical literature of 18th century.  The author uncovers a depressing amount of bizarre treatments, surgery and myths, plus misogynist attitudes and secrecy, some, may argue, still linger today.  The author challenges the reader to rethink some of the assumptions that have persisted over history.