A Woman's Disease: The history of cervical cancer

A Woman's Disease: The history of cervical cancer

by Ilana Lowy
     
 

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Cervical cancer is an emotive disease with multiple connotations: on the one hand the fear of cancer, the curse of femininity, social stigma, and question of sexual behaviour; on the other, the life-changing difference medical discoveries can make, and the hope—sometimes realised, sometimes not—that this offers. Following the disease from antiquity to

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Overview

Cervical cancer is an emotive disease with multiple connotations: on the one hand the fear of cancer, the curse of femininity, social stigma, and question of sexual behaviour; on the other, the life-changing difference medical discoveries can make, and the hope—sometimes realised, sometimes not—that this offers. Following the disease from antiquity to the 21st century, and the cases of Ada Lovelace, Eva Péron, and Jade Goody, liana Löwy reflects on the complex relationship between science, medicine, gender, and social attitudes.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199548811
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Publication date:
12/17/2011
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

Ilana Lowy is a biologist and historian of medicine, and Senior Research Fellow at the French National Institute for Health and Medical Research.

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