A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease / Edition 1

A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease / Edition 1

by C. Timmermann C. Timmermann
ISBN-10:
1403988021
ISBN-13:
9781403988027
Pub. Date:
11/20/2013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
ISBN-10:
1403988021
ISBN-13:
9781403988027
Pub. Date:
11/20/2013
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease / Edition 1

A History of Lung Cancer: The Recalcitrant Disease / Edition 1

by C. Timmermann C. Timmermann
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Overview

The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781403988027
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date: 11/20/2013
Series: Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Edition description: 2014
Pages: 244
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Carsten Timmermann is a Lecturer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK. He is the editor (with Elizabeth Toon) of Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways: Historical and Sociological Perspectives (Palgrave Macmillan, 2012) and (with Julie Anderson) of Devices and Designs: Medical Technologies in Historical Perspective (Palgrave Macmillan, 2006).

Table of 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

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