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The doctor's wife

Author: Sawako Ariyoshi; Wakako Hironaka; Ann Siller Kostant
Publisher: Tokyo ; New York : Kodansha International : Distributed in the United States by Kodansha America, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st trade pbk. edView all editions and formats
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A novel based on the life of the first doctor in the world to perform surgery for breast cancer under a general anaesthetic.
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Genre/Form: Fictional Works
Fiction
Historical fiction
Biographical fiction
Named Person: Kae Hanaoka; Kae Hanaoka; Seishū Hanaoka; Kae Hanaoka
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sawako Ariyoshi; Wakako Hironaka; Ann Siller Kostant
ISBN: 9784770029744 4770029748
OCLC Number: 54488219
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 19 cm
Other Titles: Hanaoka Seishū no tsuma.
Responsibility: Sawako Ariyoshi ; translated by Wakako Hironaka and Ann Siller Kostant.

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This is a novelization of the life and struggles of the first doctor in the world to perform successfuly surgery for breast cancer. The professional battle to overcome the scourge of breast cancer is  Read more...

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"Written with psychological precision and economy." "A deft and subtle writer." --The New York Times "A powerful portrait of two strong-willed women in a society almost totally dominated by men." Read more...

 
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