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Bathsheba's breast : women, cancer, and history

Author: James Stuart Olson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, cop. 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olson concludes that, although it has not yet been conquered, breast cancer is no longer the story of individual women struggling alone against a mysterious and deadly foe.

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Stuart Olson
ISBN: 0801869366 9780801869365 0801880645 9780801880643
OCLC Number: 186453370
Awards: Winner of 2015 Book Prize for an Edition, Anthology, or Essay Collectio 2004 (United States)
Winner of AAP/Professional and Scholarly Publishing Awards: History of Science and Technology 2004 (United States)
Description: x, 302 s. ; 23 cm
Contents: Contents:PrefaceAcknowledgmentsPrologue ACROSS TIME1. Dark Ages2. "Unkindest Cut of All"THE ORIGINS OF THE MASTECTOMY3. William Stewert Halsted and the Radical Mastectomy4. Superradicals and the Medicine of Mutilation5. New BeginningsASSAULT ON THE RADICAL MASTECTOMY6. Beauty and the BreastTHE GREAT AMERICAN OBSESSION7. Out of the ClosetBREAST CANCER IN THE 1970'S8. Patient Heal ThyselfQUACKS AND CURES IN THE AGE OF NARCISSISM9. ChoicesMEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE AGE OF LIBERATION10. The Breast Cancer Wars11. Biology, Society, and DestinyEpilogue THE NEW MILLENIUMNotesIndex
Responsibility: James S. Olson.

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A well-written, accessible account of the history of breast cancer from ancient times to today... Olson simultaneously presents a history of breast cancer, culture, and science. His multi-layered Read more...

 
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