The Resource Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society, Robert A. Aronowitz

Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society, Robert A. Aronowitz

Label
Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society
Title
Unnatural history
Title remainder
breast cancer and American society
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Aronowitz
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early nineteenth century in the United States, cancer in the breast was a rare disease. Now it seems that breast cancer is everywhere. Written by a medical historian who is also a doctor, Unnatural History tells how and why this happened. Rather than there simply being more disease, breast cancer has entered the bodies of so many American women and the concerns of nearly all the rest, mostly as a result of how we have detected, labeled, and responded to the disease. The book traces changing definitions and understandings of breast cancer, the experience of breast cancer sufferers, clinical and public health practices, and individual and societal fears
Cataloging source
DNLM/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Aronowitz, Robert A.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.B8
LC item number
A783 2007
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WP 11 AA1
NLM item number
A769u 2007
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Breast
  • Breast
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Breast Neoplasms
  • Attitude to Health
  • History, 19th Century
  • History, 20th Century
  • United States
  • Tumeurs du sein
  • Attitude envers la santé
  • Tumeurs du sein
  • Tumeurs du sein
  • Breast
  • Breast
  • United States
  • Brustkrebs
  • Sozialgeschichte
  • Sozialmedizin
  • USA
  • Sein
  • Sein
  • USA
Label
Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society, Robert A. Aronowitz
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cancer in the breast, 1813 -- Pessimism and promise -- Taking responsibility for cancer -- Living at risk -- "Do not delay": the war against time -- "Prophets of doom": skeptics of the cancer establishment at mid-century -- Balancing hope, trust, and truth: Rachel Carson -- The rise of surveillance -- Crisis in prevention -- Breast cancer risk: "waiting for the axe to fall."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780521822497
Lccn
2007006339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84838426
  • (OCoLC)ocm84838426
Label
Unnatural history : breast cancer and American society, Robert A. Aronowitz
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-345) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cancer in the breast, 1813 -- Pessimism and promise -- Taking responsibility for cancer -- Living at risk -- "Do not delay": the war against time -- "Prophets of doom": skeptics of the cancer establishment at mid-century -- Balancing hope, trust, and truth: Rachel Carson -- The rise of surveillance -- Crisis in prevention -- Breast cancer risk: "waiting for the axe to fall."
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xi, 366 pages
Isbn
9780521822497
Lccn
2007006339
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)84838426
  • (OCoLC)ocm84838426

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