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December 1, 1999

Woman: Woman: An Intimate Geography

Author Affiliations

Harriet S.MeyerMD, Contributing EditorJonathan D.EldredgeMLS, PhD, Journal Review EditorRobertHoganMD, adviser for new media


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by Natalie Angier, 398 pp, $25, New York, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1999.

JAMA. 1999;282(21):2083-2084. doi:10.1001/jama.282.21.2083

In Woman: An Intimate Geography, a Pulitzer Prize–winning science writer at The New York Times celebrates the female body in her self-described mission to provide "a working map of the parts we call female and to describe their underlying dynamism." As a biological cartographer, Natalie Angier draws on advances in our understanding of genetics, the brain, hormones, and development in humans and other animals to delineate the body's landscape of organs, tissues, and cells.