Born in San Bernardino, California and graduated from UC Berkeley, Christine Cosgrove worked as a reporter for United Press International in New York City, then returned to the Bay Area. After a stint as an editor at Parenting magazine, she turned to freelancing, specializing in health and medical stories for WebMD and Reuters Health. Currently, Chris works as a writer and editor at UC Berkeley. She is the co-author with Susan Cohen of "Normal at Any Cost: Tall Girls, Short Boys and the Medical Industry's Quest to Manipulate Height," a history of the use of hormones to alter height in children for social reasons.
Writers Christine Cosgrove and Susan Cohen discussed their new book, Normal at Any Cost, which examines some of the drastic and life-threatening medical treatments that short boys and tall girls endured in order to obtain a 'normal' height. ... More »Host: Ian Punnett