The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America

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Author: Barron H. Lerner
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Genre: Medicine > Oncology
Pages: 408
Language: english
Year: 2003
ISBN 10: 0195161068
ISBN 13: 9780195161069
Series: Unknown
Edition: 1
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Synopsis

In this riveting narrative, Barron H. Lerner offers a superb medical and cultural history of our century-long battle with breast cancer. Revisiting the past, Lerner argues, can illuminate and clarify the dilemmas confronted by women with--and at risk for--the disease....