Aimee Medeiros’ Book Launch Talk on May 17th, 2016 at UCSF Library

Tuesday, May 17, 12 pm – 1:15 pm

Parnassus Library

Join UCSF Archives & Special Collections<> for an afternoon talk with author Aimee Medeiros as she discusses her book Heightened Expectations: The Rise of the Human Growth Hormone Industry in America.

Heightened Expectations is a groundbreaking history that illuminates the foundations of the multibillion-dollar human growth hormone (HGH) 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.

Aimee Medeiros<http://Aimee%20Medeiros%20is%20an%20assistant%20professor%20of%20the%20history%20of%20health%20sciences%20at%20the%20University%20of%20California,%20San%20Francisco.> is an assistant professor of the history of health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Light refreshments provided while supply lasts.


Her book is currently 30% off if ordered through the publisher.

How to order – Go to,6402.aspx and enter discount code BAMA 16 at checkout to receive 30% discount price of $28.00.


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