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The secret history of the war on cancer

The secret history of the war on cancer

Author: Devra Lee Davis
Publisher: New York : BasicBooks, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
Relates the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Davis, Devra Lee.
Secret history of the war on cancer.
New York : Basic Books, ©2007
(DLC) 2009290923
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Devra Lee Davis
ISBN: 9780465015689 0465015689 9780786744206 0786744200 9780465010318 0465010318 1282449516 9781282449510 9786612449512 6612449519
OCLC Number: 646796033
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource : illustrations
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Devra Davis.
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Washington Post "Davis put it together in a way that illuminates the underbelly of medical research." O magazine "In her devastating, 20-years-in-the-making expose...Devra Davis... shows how cancer Read more...

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