Classic biographical account of Pert’s discovery of neuropeptides — as much a story of a woman in science as it is about neuropeptides. Regrettably, Pert’s ideas and book were significantly co-opted by alternative medicine and vitalists, and she herself eventually endorsed many pseudoscientific ideas, books, and projects. For instance, she appeared several times in awful “documentary” film What the Bleep Do We Know!? — one of the most notoriously pseudoscientific films ever made (see Scerri).
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