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Cancer in the twentieth century / edited by David Cantor.

Publication:
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.
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Book
vi, 350 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
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Subjects:
Cancer.
Cancer -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cancer -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Medical subjects:
Neoplasms -- history -- Great Britain.
Neoplasms -- history -- United States.
History, 20th Century -- Great Britain.
History, 20th Century -- United States.
Contents:
Uncertain enthusiasm: the American Cancer Society, public education, and the problems of the movie, 1921-1960 / David Cantor
"For Jimmy and the boys and girls of America": publicizing childhood cancers in twentieth-century America / Gretchen Krueger
Dark victory: cancer and popular Hollywood film / Susan E. Lederer
"Cancer as the general population knows It": knowledge, fear, and lay education in 1950s Britain / Elizabeth Toon
The "ineffable freemasonry of sex": feminist surgeons and the establishment of radiotherapy in early twentieth-century Britain / Ornella Moscucci
Contested cumulations: configurations of cancer treatments through the twentieth century / John V. Pickstone
Cancer clinical trials: the emergence and development of a new style of practice / Peter Keating, Alberto Cambrosio
Ill patient, public activist: Rose Kushner's attack on breast cancer chemotherapy / Barron H. Lerner
Breast cancer and the "materiality of risk": the rise of morphological prediction / Ilana Lōwy
From cancer families to HNPCC: Henry Lynch and the transformations of hereditary cancer, 1975-1999 / Raul Necochea
Medicine and the public: the 1962 report of the Royal College of Physicians and the new public health / Virginia Berridge
As depressing as it was predictable? Lung cancer, clinical trials, and the Medical Research Council in postwar Britain / Carsten Timmermann.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Local notes:
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
Contributor:
Cantor, David, 1957-
Edward Potts Cheyney Memorial Fund.
ISBN:
9780801888670 (alk. paper)
0801888670 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
183263998