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The secret history of the war on cancer

Author: Devra Lee Davis
Publisher: New York : Basic Books, 2013, cop. 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an account of how the War on Cancer campaign has been distorted by economic interests. This book tells that even before its official launch, the War on Cancer was fighting many of the wrong  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devra Lee Davis
ISBN: 9780465015689 0465015689 9780465015665 0465015662
OCLC Number: 858888194
Description: XVIII, 529 str. : ilustr. ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
1. Secret history --
2. Natural and other experiments --
3. Broad enough principle --
4. Phantom collaborators --
5. Fear sells --
6. Making goods out of bads --
7. Saving cigarettes --
8. Good war --
9. Cancer doctoring --
10. Deconstructing cancer statistics --
11. Doctoring evidence --
12. Harshest of schoolmasters --
13. No safe place --
14. Chasing tales --
15. Presumed innocent --
Epilogue: Mother's last --
Afterword: Bad dreams --
Notes --
Acknowledgments --
Index.
Other Titles: War on cancer
Responsibility: Devra Davis.

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