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Bathsheba's breast : women, cancer, and history

Author: James Stuart Olson
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, cop. 2002.
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A horror known to every culture in every age, breast cancer has been responsible for the deaths of 25 million women throughout history. An Egyptian physician writing 3,500 years ago concluded that  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Stuart Olson
ISBN: 0801869366 9780801869365 0801880645 9780801880643
OCLC Number: 186453370
Description: x, 302 s. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Prologue ACROSS TIME 1. Dark Ages 2. "Unkindest Cut of All" THE ORIGINS OF THE MASTECTOMY 3. William Stewert Halsted and the Radical Mastectomy 4. Superradicals and the Medicine of Mutilation 5. New Beginnings ASSAULT ON THE RADICAL MASTECTOMY 6. Beauty and the Breast THE GREAT AMERICAN OBSESSION 7. Out of the Closet BREAST CANCER IN THE 1970'S 8. Patient Heal Thyself QUACKS AND CURES IN THE AGE OF NARCISSISM 9. Choices MEDICAL TREATMENT IN THE AGE OF LIBERATION 10. The Breast Cancer Wars 11. Biology, Society, and Destiny Epilogue THE NEW MILLENIUM Notes Index
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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