Under the Radar: Cancer and the Cold War (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Series)

Under the Radar: Cancer and the Cold War (Critical Issues in Health and Medicine Series)

By: Ellen Leopold (author)Hardback

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Ellen Leopold shows how nearly every aspect of our understanding and discussion of cancer bears the imprint of its Cold War entanglement. The current biases toward individual rather than corporate responsibility for rising incidence rates, research that promotes treatment rather than prevention, and therapies that can be patented and marketed all reflect a largely hidden history shaped by the Cold War.

About Author

Ellen Leopold is the author of A Darker Ribbon: Breast Cancer, Women, and Their Doctors in the Twentieth Century, and coauthor of The World of Consumption. She has written on the subject of the politics of health care for The Nation, American Prospect, Women's Review of Books and the Chicago Tribune.

Product Details

  • ISBN13: 9780813544045
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 304
  • ID: 9780813544045
  • ISBN10: 0813544041

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