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Books, Journals, New Media
February 9, 2005


Author Affiliations

Books, Journals, New Media Section Editor: Harriet S. Meyer, MD, Contributing Editor, JAMA; Journal Review Editor: Brenda L. Seago, MLS, MA, Medical College of Virginia Campus, Virginia Commonwealth University.

JAMA. 2005;293(6):743-747. doi:10.1001/jama.293.6.746-a

This book was more fun to read than I expected, and I learned a bucketful of disparate interesting facts, but the premise is a mess and there are no footnotes, so I can’t recommend it as scholarship.

Blackledge offers us another in the genre of grand tours of women’s bodies pioneered by Natalie Angier, Helen Fisher, and Diane Ackerman. These women explore the functional complexities and evolutionary origins of their bodily parts and share their discoveries. Look what I have! Look how it works!

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