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The Resource Under the radar : cancer and the cold war, Ellen Leopold

Under the radar : cancer and the cold war, Ellen Leopold

Label
Under the radar : cancer and the cold war
Title
Under the radar
Title remainder
cancer and the cold war
Statement of responsibility
Ellen Leopold
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
At the end of the Second World War, a diagnosis of cancer was a death sentence. Sixty years later, it is considered a chronic disease rather than one that is invariably fatal. Although survival rates have improved, the very word continues to evoke a special terror and guilt, inspiring scientists and politicians to wage war against it. In Under the Radar, Ellen Leopold shows how nearly every aspect of our understanding and discussion of cancer bears the imprint of its Cold War entanglement. The current biases toward individual rather than corporate responsibility for rising incidence rates, research that promotes treatment rather than prevention, and therapies that can be patented and marketed all reflect a largely hidden history shaped by the Cold War. Even the language we use to describe the disease, such as the guiding metaphor for treatment, "fight fire with fire," can be traced back to the middle of the twentieth century. Writing in a lucid style, Leopold documents the military, governmental, industrial, and medical views of radiation and atomic energy to examine the postwar response to cancer through the prism of the Cold War. She explores the role of radiation in cancer therapies today, using case studies and mammogram screening, in particular, to highlight the surprising parallels. Taking into account a wide array of disciplines, this book challenges our understanding of cancer and how we approach its treatment
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Cataloging source
N$T
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1944-
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Leopold, Ellen
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Critical issues in health and medicine
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  • Cancer
  • Cobalt
  • Cold War
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Radioactive fallout
  • Radiation carcinogenesis
  • TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING
  • MEDICAL
  • Cancer
  • Cobalt
  • Informed consent (Medical law)
  • Radiation carcinogenesis
  • Radioactive fallout
  • United States
  • Neoplasms
  • Cobalt Radioisotopes
  • History, 20th Century
  • Human Experimentation
  • Patient Rights
  • Radioactive Fallout
  • Radiotherapy
  • United States
Label
Under the radar : cancer and the cold war, Ellen Leopold
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Double jeopardy: cancer and the "cure" -- The court considers informed consent -- The rise of radioactive cobalt -- The back story: "a little of the Buchenwald touch" -- Behind the fallout controversy: the public, the press, and conflicts of interest -- Cancer and fallout: science by circumvention -- Paradise lost -- Subdued by the system -- The hidden assassin: the individual at fault -- Experiments by other means
Control code
ocn289941164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813545653
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611801748
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtw4w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289941164
Label
Under the radar : cancer and the cold war, Ellen Leopold
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Double jeopardy: cancer and the "cure" -- The court considers informed consent -- The rise of radioactive cobalt -- The back story: "a little of the Buchenwald touch" -- Behind the fallout controversy: the public, the press, and conflicts of interest -- Cancer and fallout: science by circumvention -- Paradise lost -- Subdued by the system -- The hidden assassin: the individual at fault -- Experiments by other means
Control code
ocn289941164
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 284 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813545653
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9786611801748
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jtw4w
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)289941164

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