Ep. 1: 55 Years of Breast Implants

  • by Florence Williams
  • 0 hrs and 31 mins
  • Original recording Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Breasts have been bared, flaunted, measured, inflated, suckled, pierced, tassled -- and in every way fetishized by our society. Host and science journalist Florence Williams (prize-winning author of BREASTS: A Natural and Unnatural History) delves deeper into the mysteries of the human breast with funny and enlightening reporting. She tackles the big questions of why they evolved in the first place, how jet fuel ended up in breast milk, why they are arriving earlier and bigger in teen-aged girls, man boobs, and how breast cancer in men can help female breast cancer patients. In this episode, we journey to Texas and meet Timmie Jean Lindsey, the first woman to get silicone implants…in 1962. Why did she agree to do it back then? And now that she's in her mid-80s, is it time to get rid of them?


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Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-26-2016
  • Publisher: Breasts Unbound, Audible Original