Why in the heck use pregnant mare’s urine to relieve menopausal symptoms?

Tuesday's Horse

Jane Allin tells us the history of Premarin—the hormone replacement therpay drug for the treatment of menopausal symptoms—in timeline format. It is riveting reading and explains a lot.

Did you know that the first estrogen replacement product marketed in the US ― called Emmenin ― was made from the urine of pregnant women? The year was 1933. It was costly so the search continued looking for a cheaper alternative.

Menopause “Discovered”

1686: Fourteen “witches” are executed at Salem – thirteen of them are menopausal women.

1821: A French physician named de Gardanne coins the term “menopause” a century prior to the isolation of the hormone estrogen and publishes a book “De la ménopause, ou de l’âge critique des femmes”. Thus begins the search for the “cure”.

1872: Menopausal women are considered mentally deranged and are classified by Lawson Tait, an influential physician and surgeon of London…

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