Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History

The Changing Faces of Childhood Cancer

Clinical and Cultural Visions since 1940

Authors: Baines, Joanna, Barnes Johnstone, Emm

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This book traces the development of British answers to the problem of childhood cancer. The establishment of the NHS and better training for paediatricians, meant children were given access to experimental chemotherapy, sending cure rates soaring. Children with cancer were thrust into the spotlight as individuals' stories of hope hit the headlines.

About the authors

Emm Barnes Johnstone is a Teaching and Research Fellow at Royal Holloway, University of London, UK. She has researched nineteenth century folk psychology, twentieth century developments in care for the chronically ill and for children, and the history of rare cancers since the 1930s. She has worked extensively with museums to establish programmes of events and exhibitions that engage diverse audiences with material history.

Joanna Baines completed her doctorate on the individualisation of cancer at the Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of Manchester, UK. She has devised and produced historical public engagement materials and events, and provides editing services for academics.

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“This is an interesting and informative book on the development of child cancer services in Great Britain from 1940. … The book details many facts, details, and narratives that will be of use to researchers in the area. … In summary, the book is a valuable narrative addition to the important subject of the changing nature and perception of childhood cancer.” (Jonathan Gillis, Bulletin of the History of Medicine, Vol. 90 (1), Spring, 2016)


Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Changing Faces of Childhood Cancer
Book Subtitle
Clinical and Cultural Visions since 1940
Authors
Series Title
Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-35352-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137353528
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-8801-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-54185-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 236
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