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A history of lung cancer : the recalcitrant disease, Carsten Timmermann

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A history of lung cancer : the recalcitrant disease
Title
A history of lung cancer
Title remainder
the recalcitrant disease
Statement of responsibility
Carsten Timmermann
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is the first comprehensive history of lung cancer, once considered a rare condition and today the leading cause of cancer deaths world-wide. We are used to associating cancer treatment with scientific progress, but a patient diagnosed with lung cancer in 2013 is no more likely to survive the disease for five or more years than a patient undergoing lung cancer surgery in the 1950s. A breakthrough has remained elusive for this condition, now firmly associated with the smoking of cigarettes. Drawing on many unpublished and little-used sources, this book tells the history of lung cancer, of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations over the past 200 years, as a rare chest affliction transformed into a major killer. Suggesting that lung cancer is not the only recalcitrant disease, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference"--
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1966-
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Timmermann, Carsten
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RC280.L8
LC item number
T56 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Science, technology and medicine in modern history
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lungs
  • Lungs
Label
A history of lung cancer : the recalcitrant disease, Carsten Timmermann
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The History of a Recalcitrant Disease -- 2. Lung Cancer and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century: Bodies, Tissues, Cells, and the Making of a Rare Disease -- 3. Lungs in the Operating Theatre, Circa 1900 to 1950 -- 4. Science, Medicine and Politics: Lung Cancer and Smoking, Circa 1945 to 1965 -- 5. Trials and Tribulations: Lung Cancer Treatment, Circa 1950 to 1970 -- 6. More Enthusiasm, Please: Preventing, Screening, Treating, Classifying, Circa 1960 to 1990 -- 7. The Management of Stigma: Lung Cancer and Charity, Circa 1990 to 2000 -- 8. Still Recalcitrant? Some Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781403988027
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4406043-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4406043
  • (Sirsi) o863127561
  • (OCoLC)863127561
Label
A history of lung cancer : the recalcitrant disease, Carsten Timmermann
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-231) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Introduction: The History of a Recalcitrant Disease -- 2. Lung Cancer and Consumption in the Nineteenth Century: Bodies, Tissues, Cells, and the Making of a Rare Disease -- 3. Lungs in the Operating Theatre, Circa 1900 to 1950 -- 4. Science, Medicine and Politics: Lung Cancer and Smoking, Circa 1945 to 1965 -- 5. Trials and Tribulations: Lung Cancer Treatment, Circa 1950 to 1970 -- 6. More Enthusiasm, Please: Preventing, Screening, Treating, Classifying, Circa 1960 to 1990 -- 7. The Management of Stigma: Lung Cancer and Charity, Circa 1990 to 2000 -- 8. Still Recalcitrant? Some Conclusions
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 244 pages
Isbn
9781403988027
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2013044655
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 4406043-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)4406043
  • (Sirsi) o863127561
  • (OCoLC)863127561

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