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The changing faces of childhood cancer [electronic resource] : clinical and cultural visions since 1940 /
Emm Barnes Johnstone, Teaching and Research Fellow, Royal Hollaway, University of London, UK, Joanna Baines, Freelance Academic Copyeditor, UK.
imprint
Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
description
xiii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1403988013, 9781403988010
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
isbn
1403988013
9781403988010
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
contents note
Childhood cancer, a disease apart -- The rise of childhood leukaemia -- Working with larger numbers : the development of large-scale clinical trials -- Cancer microbes, the tumour safari, and chemical cures -- Making the news and the need for hope -- A new breed of doctor -- Living with uncertainty : three patients on trial -- Experiences of survivorship.
catalogue key
11570575
 
Includes bibliographical references (pages 215-230) and index.
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Summaries
Description for Bookstore
This book examines the transitions of children's cancer care in visibility, image, and expectation, and the impact of these changes on self-identity for patient and physician.
Main Description
Over 50 years, children with cancer changed from being symbols of hopelessness and the failure of modern medicine, to representing the triumph of science, fund raising, and personal heroism. Yet before 1940, children with cancer were largely invisible, to the medical professions and to the public at large. This book, written for historians and medical professionals interested in the history of child health, examines these transitions in visibility, image and expectation, and the impact of these changes on self-identity for patient and physician.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Childhood Cancer: a Disease Apart
The Rise of Childhood Leukaemia
Learning to Ask the Right Questions
Scaling Up
Tumour Safaris
Making the News
Being on Trial: the Doctor-Patient Relationship in an Experimental Arena
Coping with Life
Public Hopes and Anxieties about Childhood Cancer
Bibliography Acknowledgements
Introduction
Childhood Cancer: a Disease Apart
The Rise of Childhood Leukaemia
Learning to Ask the Right Questions
Scaling Up
Tumour Safaris
Making the News
Being on Trial: the Doctor-Patient Relationship in an Experimental Arena
Coping with Life
Public Hopes and Anxieties about Childhood Cancer
Bibliography
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