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Calories and Corsets: A History of Dieting Over Two Thousand Years

by Louise Foxcroft

Today we are urged from all sides to slim down and shape up, to shed a few pounds or lose life-threatening stones. The media's relentless obsession with size may be perceived as a twenty-first-century phenomenon,...


The Making of Addiction: The 'Use and Abuse' of Opium in Nineteenth-Century Britain

by Louise Foxcroft

This book uncovers the original influences that shaped the creation and the various interpretations of addiction as a disease, and of addiction to opiates in particular. It delves into the treatments, regimes,...


Hot Flushes, Cold Science: A History of the Modern Menopause

by Louise Foxcroft

For over two thousand years, attitudes to the menopause have created dread, shame and confusion. This meticulously researched and always entertaining book traces the history of 'the change of life' from its...