The Secret History of the War on Cancer / Edition 1

The Secret History of the War on Cancer / Edition 1

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by Devra Davis
     
 

From the National Book Award finalist, author of When Smoke Ran Like Water, a searing, haunting and deeply personal account of the War on Cancer

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From the National Book Award finalist, author of When Smoke Ran Like Water, a searing, haunting and deeply personal account of the War on Cancer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780465015665
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
10/01/2007
Pages:
512
Product dimensions:
6.35(w) x 9.49(h) x 1.60(d)

Meet the Author


Devra Davis, PhD, MPH, directs Pittsburgh’s Center for Environmental Oncology and is Professor of Epidemiology at the University of Pittsburgh. Contributor to the Nobel Peace Prize of 2007, she was founding director of the Board on Environmental Studies at the National Academy of Science and presidential appointee to the Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board. She is the acclaimed author of When Smoke Ran Like Water, Finalist for the National Book Award. She lives in Washington, D.C., and Jackson Hole, Wyoming.

www.DevraDavis.com

Brief Biography

Hometown:
Washington, D.C. and Jackson, Wyoming
Date of Birth:
June 7, 1946
Place of Birth:
Washington, D.C.
Education:
B.S., M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1967; Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1972; M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University, 1982

Table of Contents

Preface

1 The Secret History 3

2 Natural and Other Experiments 17

3 A Broad Enough Principle 45

4 Phantom Collaborators 73

5 Fear Sells 107

6 Making Goods out of Bads 141

7 Saving Cigarettes 169

8 The Good War 199

9 Cancer Doctoring 223

10 Deconstructing Cancer Statistics

11 Doctoring Evidence 267

12 The Harshest of Schoolmasters

13 No Safe Place 329

14 Chasing Tales 363

15 Presumed Innocent 391

Epilogue: Mother's Last 437

Afterword: Bad Dreams 455

Notes 479

Index 513

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