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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Each package included stunning, ghostly x-ray images of the bones of Frau Bertha Röntgen's right hand against a dark ... Her premonition would be borne out years later when it became clear that these rays damage the bone marrow and seed ...
ring on her finger) was featured in newspapers around the world within days of her husband's,Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, discovery of x-rays on November 8, 1895. wide medical vogue. In Paris, London and New York, x-ray machines popped up at ...
That x-rays and other technological and chemical breakthroughs might harm our health was not imagined by those who ... Burned in x-ray experiments carried out with Edison at the end of the nineteenth century, Dally's arms had sores that ...
In 1915, when Cournand was a medical student, Paris vibrated with enthusiasm for what x-rays could do for medicine. Like many he found his education interrupted by the First World War. On the battlefield as a surgeon for three years, ...
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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