The Secret History of the War on Cancer
Basic Books, 20 nov 2007 - 528 páginas
Why has the "War on Cancer" languished, focusing mainly on finding and treating the disease and downplaying the need to control and combat cancer's basic causes -- tobacco, the workplace, radiation, and the general environment? This war has targeted the wrong enemies with the wrong weapons, failing to address well-known cancer causes.
As epidemiologist Devra Davis shows in this superbly researched expose, this is no accident. The War on Cancer has followed the commercial interests of industries that generated a host of cancer-causing materials and products. This is the gripping story of a major public health effort diverted and distorted for private gain that is being reclaimed through efforts to green health care and the environment.
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Judged by this standard, the then two-decade-long war on cancer wasn't going well.3 Our work, released at conferences of Danish, Dutch, Swedish, German, British and American cancer researchers, made headlines.
From 1929 until the late 1960s, the founder of modern industrial hygiene in America, former Army captain and OSS operative Kehoe, worked directly for Ethyl, General Motors, American Cyanamid and many major chemical companies under a ...
“The next year in Congress, Ben Byrd, the president of the American Cancer Society, denounced our report because it made the ACS look bad.They deserved to look bad.The ACS directly delayed many things that could have helped a lot of ...
The champion black athlete Jesse Owens and the American Olympic team had set sail from the same place just a month before, en route to the Olympics in Berlin, Germany. At those games, the racist Nazis were appalled at Owens' success.
He was intrigued by relatively freewheeling American research that relied heavily on the use of x-rays and active examinations in contrast to its limited scientific applications in France. In 1930 he emigrated to America to join with ...
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This is a shocking book that everyone should read, explaining why cancer is so prevalent today, and why the American Cancer Society is more concerned with curing cancer than with preventing it in the ... Leer reseña completa
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Noted epidemiologist Davis (director, Ctr. for Environmental Oncology, Univ. of Pittsburgh Cancer Inst.) continues her effort to hold industrial polluters accountable for birth defects and ... Leer reseña completa
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