All in Her Head: The Truth and Lies Early Medicine Taught Us about Women's Bodies and Why It Matters Today

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Harper Wave
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6.3 X 9.1 X 1.3 inches | 1.05 pounds

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About the Author

Elizabeth Comen, MD, has dedicated her medical career to saving the lives of women. An award-winning, internationally sought-af-ter clinician and physician-scientist, Dr. Comen works as a medical oncologist with a specialty in breast cancer at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. She earned her BA in the history of science from Harvard College and her MD from Harvard Medical School, then completed her resi-dency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and her fellowship in oncology at Memorial Sloan Ketter-ing Cancer Center. She lives in New York City with her family.


"Wow! This book will upend everything you thought you knew about your body while empowering you to make better decisions moving forward. Through storytelling, extensive research, and easy recommendations, Dr. Elizabeth Comen has given us all a priceless road map to reclaim our agency." -- Eve Rodsky, author of Fair Play

"All in Her Head accomplishes a remarkable feat of storytelling. By combining essential medical histories about women's bodies with all the narrative propulsion of a medical thriller, Comen has written a must-read, compelling, and important book." -- Siddartha Mukherjee, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Emperor of All Maladies and The Song of the Cell

"Dr. Elizabeth Comen has given a priceless gift to women and the medical world, sharing profound insights from her experiences as a physician with touching compassion, empathy, wit, and a fierce determination to improve women's health and health care. Brava for a book that really matters, that empowers patients to take charge of their health, that challenges healthcare systems to change, and will improve the lives of all who read it!" -- Joann E. Manson, MD, DRPH, MACP, chief of the Division of Preventive Medicine at Brigham and Women's Hospital and professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School

"This book exposes the shocking, infuriating, and heartbreaking medical myths and practices that have haunted the care and treatment of women for millennia--myths about the inherent inferiority and weakness of the female body that are still with us today. All in Her Head is not only personally empowering for women but it's also a call to reimagine what medicine would look like if we valued what has been left out of our medical system: the high art and skill of caretaking." -- Elizabeth Lesser, cofounder of the Omega Institute and author of Marrow and Cassandra Speaks

"Meticulously researched and conveyed in lucid prose, this fascinates and outrages in equal measure." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review)