Unintended consequences: treating iron deficiency leads to feminism

Here, from California Medicine Man via Instapundit, is one of the most important advances in medicine.

Dr. Ford states:

“In the early sixties, hematologists became cognizant of the significance of iron deficiency anemia in premenopausal women”

it was easily rectified by daily iron supplements. This rapidly built up these women’s iron stores and “cured” their anemia and its symptoms?

My professor’s “moment of clarity” came when he realized that this discovery occurred at the same time as the rise of feminism in America. He postulated that prior to that, the unfair inequality women suffered at the hands of men was upsetting but they were just too tired to do anything about it.

7/30/06 08:00 JR

Hi, I’m JR

John Russo, Jr., PharmD, is president of The MedCom Resource, Inc. Previously, he was senior vice president of medical communications at, a complementary and alternative medicine website.