Who had the very first boob job? Why were women injecting liquid paraffin into their chests? And, how has the procedure developed over time?
Kate is joined Betwixt the Sheets by Professor Ruth Holliday and cosmetic surgeon Professor Vikram Devaraj to find out the bumpy history of breast augmentation, involving lawsuits, pin-ups... and mattress foam.
Find out how a sixties American housewife was persuaded to have the very first silicone implants, and more about medical scandal involving boob jobs.
You can find out more about Ruth's book here, and more about Vikram's work here.
Produced by Charlotte Long and Sophie Gee. Mixed by Annie Coloe.
Betwixt the Sheets: The History of Sex, Scandal & Society. A podcast by History Hit.
This podcast includes music by Epidemic Sounds and an archive clip from the Oprah Winfrey Network.