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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Less than a decade after the famed U.S. Surgeon General's report of 1964 indicted tobacco as a cause of lung cancer, the president announced a national attack on cancer. Left off the table completely were tobacco, radiation, ...
We basically talked with everybody who had any role in setting up NCI, the whole war on cancer, the industry folks, all the surgeon generals, you name it. “By the time the report was finished, Carter was president, Joseph Califano was ...
The Edwin Smith Papyrus, named for the English surgeon and Egyptologist who translated it in the nineteenth century, describes eight cases of tumors or ulcers of the breast in startlingly modern terms.The author of the papyrus reports ...
11 A few decades after Ramazzini, the English surgeon Percival Pott reported a link between working with soot and an unusual tumor that was hard to miss—cancer of the scrotum. In his detailed study of chimney sweeps, he noted that “the ...
On the battlefield as a surgeon for three years, he learned not to flinch and when to duck. “It had been necessary to develop the attitudes of mind and feeling to face danger and take risks.”19 For his fortitude during the war, ...
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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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