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Cancer in the twentieth century

Cancer in the twentieth century / edited by David Cantor.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008.

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Cantor, David, 1957-
vi, 350 pages : illustrations; 23 cm
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references and index.
Introduction. Cancer Control and Prevention in the Twentieth Century / David Cantor -- Pt. I. Between Education and Marketing -- 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 -- Pt. II. Therapeutics -- The "Ineffable Freemasonry of Sex": Feminist Surgeons and the Establishment of Radiotherapy in Early Twentieth-Century Britain / Ornelia 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 and Alberto Cambrosio -- Ill Patient, Public Activist: Rose Kushner's Attack on Breast Cancer Chemotherapy / Barron H. Lerner -- Pt. III. Prevention and Risk -- Breast Cancer and the "Materiality of Risk": The Rise of Morphological Prediction / Ilana Lowy -- 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.
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