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.
Ethyl and other companies gave their German partners the know-how to produce leaded gasoline and synthetic rubber in direct contravention of U.S.War Department orders. Nazi scientists devised innovative and cruel methods for studying ...
... 48.5 IV Skilled workmen 56.8 V Unskilled workmen 63.4 VI Agriculture 68.5 Many of the texts were written in several languages, English, Spanish, French, and German, all presumed to be understood by the multilingual scientific crowd.
German and Swedish sweeps, who wore leather trousers or bathed more often, were found to have been less affected by the disease. English sweeps understood the dangers of their work, calling scrotal cancer “soot wart.
His German colleagues, some of whom were about to take an entirely different approach to human experimentation, ridiculed this work as both dangerous and pointless.21 Cournand and Richards did not attempt Forssmann's procedure on ...
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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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