Unnatural History

Unnatural History

Breast Cancer and American Society

Book - 2007
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"Unnatural History explores the change over the last two centuries from isolated, private fears to an immense individual and collective risk of breast cancer. The book begins with the experiences of a Quaker woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 1812, and ends with our problematic era in which almost every woman is waiting for "the axe to fall." In between, the book traces changes in the beliefs and values of women and their doctors, medical knowledge and technology, clinical and public health practices, and the biological impact of the disease."--BOOK JACKET.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007
ISBN: 0521822491 (hardback)
9780521822497 (hardback)
Branch Call Number: 614.599944 ARO
Characteristics: xi, 366 p. : ill. ; 25 cm


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