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Author Moscucci, Ornella, author.

Title Gender and cancer in England, 1860-1948 / Ornella Moscucci.

Published London : Springer Science and Business Media : Palgrave Macmillan, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource.
Series Medicine and biomedical sciences in modern history
Medicine and biomedical sciences in modern history.
Springer English/International eBooks 2016 - Full Set
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgements; Contents; Abbreviations; List of Figures; Chapter 1: Introduction; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 2: Cancer: A 'Female' Disease; Explaining People's Liability to Cancer; Women's Proclivity to Cancer; A Geography of Women's Cancers: Alfred Haviland's Geological Theory; Hunting for the Cancer Microbe; Gender Differentials in Cancer Mortality: A Narrowing Gap?; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 3: The Making of a 'Hopeful' Cancer; Uterine Cancer in the Nineteenth Century: A Hopeless, Fatal Disease; The Meanings of Incurability; The Problem of Diagnosing 'Early' Uterine Cancer
The Microscope Comes to the Aid (or Not)'Early' Uterine Cancer and Surgical Curability Before 1860; The Second Wave of Surgical Activism, c.1860-1880; The Revival of Total Abdominal Hysterectomy for Uterine Cancer; A Question of Comparisons; Vaginal Hysterectomy: A Story of Unfulfilled Promise; Redefining the Meaning of Cure; Critiques of Vaginal Hysterectomy; The Notion of 'Delay'; Improving Operability; The Controversy in Context; A Message of Hope; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 4: Gender and Cancer Awareness Campaigns in England, c.1900-1948; The Crusade Agaist Cancer of the Uterus
Tuberculosis and Cancer ComparedPreventing Mortality; Methods and Strategies; The First Campaign Against Uterine Cancer; Public Education Between the Wars: The Changing Context of a Contested Idea; Confusing Messages; Public Campaigns and Service Provision; Gender, Cancer and the Medical Officer of Health; An Alternative Model: The Yorkshire Campaign; The BECC Finally Enters the Field; Post-War Developments; Notes; Bibliography; Archival Sources; Published Sources; Chapter 5: The Gendered Politics of Radiotherapy; The Dawn of Radiation Therapy: X-rays; The Dawn of Radiation Therapy: Radium
Radium in GynaecologyStandardizing Therapy; The Case for Centralization; The MWF's Radium Research Scheme; The Marie Curie Hospital; Scalpel or Rays? The Statistical Debate; Comparing Treatment Outcomes: The Origins of the 'Staging' Concept; Cancer in Women: Radium Therapy for the London Poor; Another Sort of Cumulation: Radiotherapy with Surgery; Notes; Bibliography; Archival Sources; Published Sources; Chapter 6: Visions of Utopia; What Is 'Latent' Carcinoma of the Cervix?; Schiller's Test; Hinselmann's Colposcope; Diagnosing Cervical Cancer from Cells; 'Screening' for Disease in America
The Vaginal Smear: From Diagnostic to Screening TestBritish Attitudes to Screening; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 7: Managing Cancer Risk: The Role of Prophylactic Surgery; A Stitch in Time; Primum: Non Nocere; Redundant Organs; Circumcision: Surgical Vaccine or Mutilation?; The Controversial Ovary; The Pre-Cancerous Uterus; Notes; Bibliography; Chapter 8: Conclusion; Notes; Bibliography; Bibliography; Primary Bibliography; Secondary Bibliography; Index
Other author SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Cancer -- Sex factors -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Cancer -- Sex factors -- Great Britain -- History -- 20th century.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781349601097