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The Dread Disease

Cancer and Modern American Culture

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PAPERBACK

$51.00 • £44.95 • €46.95

ISBN 9780674216266

Publication Date: 01/01/1989

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374 pages

illustrations

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  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Prologue: The Travail of General Grant
  • 1. Cancerphobia in the Late Nineteenth Century
  • 2. The Rise of the Doctors
  • 3. The Alliance against Cancer
  • 4. The Wilderness Years
  • 5. Government Joins the Fight
  • 6. Hymns to Science and Prayers to God
  • 7. The Research Explosion
  • 8. Smoking and Cancer
  • 9. Popular Fears, Official Dreams
  • 10. The Alliance under Siege
  • 11. More Promises, More Fears
  • Bibliographic Note
  • Notes
  • Index

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