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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I know the grace that cancer patients, their physicians and families can reach, when they get the best care available and make peace with their struggle. I have been blessed to experience the power of prayer, song, psalms, humor, ...
Some twenty-five hundred years ago, the Greek physician Hippocrates depicted a tumor as a muddled irritable cavity with spindly legs flaring out of control in all directions. Fascinated with its evil animal-like appearance, ...
2 Natural and Other Experiments Tragic sins become moral failures. A sixteenth-century woodcut by geologist and physician Agricola depicting Figure 2-2 The x-ray of Frau Bertha Röntgen's hand (with.
It's a story of physician scientists who were also keen observers of everyday life and who expressed a rigorous urgency to ... the twentieth century, physicians and scientists had an expansive view of what it took to be able to say that ...
The twelfthcentury Jewish polymath Moses Maimonides, who served as the chief rabbi of Cairo as well as chief physician to the sultan of Egypt, carefully described how to excise a cancer and uproot all surrounding tissue.
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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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