Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

Women's Bodies and Medical Science

An Inquiry into Cervical Cancer

Authors: Bryder, L.

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An analysis of a scandal involving a doctor accused of allowing a number of women to develop cervical cancer from carcinoma in situ as part of an experiment he had been conducting since the 1960s into conservative treatment of the disease, to more broadly explore dramatic changes in medical history in the second half of the twentieth century.

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LINDA BRYDER is Professor in History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a special research interest in the history of health and medicine.

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'This is an impressive book, tackling a grave and sensitive episode in the history of medicine, women and feminism. . . . Bryder reveals much about the public understanding (and misunderstanding) of science, the role of the media, and democratic practice in a world increasingly understood, managed and explained by cultures of expertise.'- Janet McCalman, Centre for Health& Society, University of Melbourne

'Professor Bryder has addressed a question that has remained inadequately investigated for over a quarter of a century. What was the 'generally accepted', 'conventional' treatment for abnormal cervical cytology which women in Auckland were allegedly denied in the late 1960s and 1970s? Her thorough review of international practice at that time makes clear that there was no generally accepted treatment, a fact that reflected the haphazard way in which screening for cancer of the cervix had been introduced and evaluated.'- Iain Chalmers, James Lind Library, Oxford


Table of contents (12 chapters)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Women's Bodies and Medical Science
Book Subtitle
An Inquiry into Cervical Cancer
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2010
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Distribution Rights
No distribution rights in Australia, New Zealand
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-25110-6
DOI
10.1007/978-0-230-25110-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-23603-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-58915-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 250
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