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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With support from Press, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and universities and research institutions in Europe and the United States, my colleagues and I had published a series of papers showing that cancer had ...
... former Army captain and OSS operative Kehoe, worked directly for Ethyl, General Motors, American Cyanamid and many major chemical companies under a special agreement at the Kettering laboratories of the University of Cincinnati; ...
Biologist Tyrone Hayes of the University of California at Berkeley thinks the tadpoles of the seed-corn fields of York County, Nebraska, are trying to tell us something: one in every three exposed to mixtures of ordinary chemicals in ...
—jared diamond Late in 1936, Time magazine reported on the remarkable four-week journey of Maud Slye, a pathologist at the University of Chicago. It was her first vacation in twenty-six years.Though largely unknown today, ...
On November 8, 1895, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, the physics professor and rector of the Julius Maximilian University of Würzburg, spent an entire evening repeating the same unbelievable experiment. Each time he sent an electric current ...
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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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