Table of Contents

Section 1: Gender and Normal Development


George M. Lazarus

Chapter 1 - The Effects of Gender in Neonatal Medicine

Tove S. Rosen, David Bateman

Chapter 2 - Sexual Development, Growth, and Puberty in Children

Gaya S. Aranoff, Jennifer J. Bell

Chapter 3 - Gender Differences in Pediatric Pulmonary Disease

Beverley J. Sheares

Chapter 4 - Gender-Specific Aspects of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology

James H. Garvin Jr

Chapter 5 - Gender Differences in Neurological Conditions of Children

David M. Kaufman

Chapter 6 - Gender and Sports: Past, Present, and Future

Jordan D. Metzl

Section 2: Gender and the Nervous System


William Byne

Chapter 7 - Gender Differences in the Functional Organization of the Brain

Ruben C. Gur, Tamara Bockow, Raquel E. Gur

Chapter 8 - Sexual Differentiation of Brain Structure and Function

Margaret M. McCarthy

Chapter 9 - The Sexed and Gendered Brain

William Byne

Chapter 10 - Age and Gender-Specific Patterns of Neurologic Illness

Joan Amatniek, Karin Sorra, Lauren Frey, W. Allen Hauser

Chapter 11 - Gender Differences in Stroke

Rebecca F. Gottesman, Argye E. Hillis

Chapter 12 - Gender Differences in Disorders that Present to Psychiatry

Mary V. Seeman

Chapter 13 - Hormone Replacement Therapy and Cognitive Function

Mary Sano, Diane Jacobs, Katya Gaynor

Section 3: Cardiovascular Disease


Paula A. Johnson

Chapter 14 - Gender and the Heart: Sex-Specific Differences in the Normal Myocardial Anatomy and Physiology

Marianne J. Legato, Jaswinder K. Leghe


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About the editor

Marianne Legato

Dr. Marianne Legato is the founder and director of The Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine at Columbia University and an internationally known academic physician, author, lecturer, and specialist in gender-specific medicine. This partnership is the first collaboration between academic medicine and the private sector focused solely on gender-specific medicine: the science of how normal human biology differs between men and women and of how the diagnosis and treatment of disease differs as a function of gender. She is also the founding editor of the journal Gender Medicine, published for the scientific community and in 1992, Dr. Legato won the American Heart Association’s Blakeslee Award for the best book written for the lay public on cardiovascular disease. She is a practicing internist in New York City and has been listed each year in New York Magazine’s "Best Doctors" since the feature’s inception in 1993.

Affiliations and Expertise

Marianne J. Legato, MD, Professor Emerita of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Medicine, New York, NY; Adjunct Professor of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Department of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA