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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, NY : BasicBooks, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Devra Lee Davis
ISBN: 9780465015665 0465015662
OCLC Number: 148914532
Description: xviii, 505 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
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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Even before its official launch, the War on Cancer was fighting many of the wrong battles, with the wrong weapons and the wrong leaders. This work shows how the leadership acted to prevent research  Read more...


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