Aimee Medeiros Author Talk on Heightened Expectations

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. Historical materials from the UCSF Archives collection were used in the research for this book.

Aimee Medeiros is an assistant professor of the history of health sciences at the University of California, San Francisco.

Light refreshments provided while supply lasts.