The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America
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In this riveting narrative, Barron H. The Author of this Book is Barron H. Lerner Lerner offers a superb medical and cultural history of our century-long battle with breast cancer. Array ISBN . Revisiting the past, Lerner argues, can illuminate and clarify the dilemmas confronted by women with--and at risk for--the disease. The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear, and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America available in English. Writing with insight and compassion, Lerner tells a compelling story of influential surgeons, anxious patients and committed activists. There are colorful portraits of the leading figures, ranging from the acerbic Dr. William Halsted, who pioneered the disfiguring radical mastectomy at the turn of the century to Rose Kushner, a brash journalist who relentlessly educated American women about breast cancer.