Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society

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Unnatural History explores the change over the last two centuries from isolated, private fears to an immense individual and collective risk of breast cancer. The book begins with the experiences of a Quaker woman diagnosed with breast cancer in 1812 and ends with our problematic era in which almost every woman is waiting for 'the axe to fall'. In between, the book traces changes in the beliefs and values of women and their doctors, medical knowledge and technology, clinical and public health practices, and the biological ...

Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society 2013, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9781107651463

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Unnatural History: Breast Cancer and American Society 2007, Cambridge University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780521822497

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