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100 1  Leopold, Ellen,|d1944- 
245 10 Under the radar|h[electronic resource] :|bcancer and the 
       cold war /|cEllen Leopold. 
260    New Brunswick, N.J. :|bRutgers University Press,|c©2009. 
300    1 online resource (xi, 284 pages). 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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490 1  Critical issues in health and medicine 
504    Includes bibliographical references and index. 
505 0  Double jeopardy: cancer and the "cure" -- The court 
       considers informed consent -- The rise of radioactive 
       cobalt -- The back story: "a little of the Buchenwald 
       touch" -- Behind the fallout controversy: the public, the 
       press, and conflicts of interest -- Cancer and fallout: 
       science by circumvention -- Paradise lost -- Subdued by 
       the system -- The hidden assassin: the individual at fault
       -- Experiments by other means. 
520    At the end of the Second World War, a diagnosis of cancer 
       was a death sentence. Sixty years later, it is considered 
       a chronic disease rather than one that is invariably 
       fatal. Although survival rates have improved, the very 
       word continues to evoke a special terror and guilt, 
       inspiring scientists and politicians to wage war against 
       it. In Under the Radar, 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. Even the language 
       we use to describe the disease, such as the guiding 
       metaphor for treatment, "fight fire with fire," can be 
       traced back to the middle of the twentieth century. 
       Writing in a lucid style, Leopold documents the military, 
       governmental, industrial, and medical views of radiation 
       and atomic energy to examine the postwar response to 
       cancer through the prism of the Cold War. She explores the
       role of radiation in cancer therapies today, using case 
       studies and mammogram screening, in particular, to 
       highlight the surprising parallels. Taking into account a 
       wide array of disciplines, this book challenges our 
       understanding of cancer and how we approach its treatment.
588 0  Print version record. 
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650  0 Cancer|zUnited States|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Cobalt|xIsotopes|xTherapeutic use|zUnited States|xHistory
       |y20th century. 
650  0 Cold War|xHealth aspects|zUnited States. 
650  0 Informed consent (Medical law)|zUnited States. 
650  0 Radioactive fallout|zUnited States. 
650  0 Radiation carcinogenesis|zUnited States. 
650 12 Neoplasms|xhistory. 
651  2 United States. 
650 22 Cobalt Radioisotopes|xhistory. 
650 22 History, 20th Century. 
650 22 Human Experimentation|xhistory. 
650 22 Patient Rights|xhistory. 
650 22 Radioactive Fallout|xhistory. 
650 22 Radiotherapy|xhistory. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
776 08 |iPrint version:|aLeopold, Ellen, 1944-|tUnder the radar.
       |dNew Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©2009
       |z9780813544045|w(DLC)  2008007751|w(OCoLC)212375892 
830  0 Critical issues in health and medicine. 
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       db=nlebk&AN=246045|zOnline eBook. Access restricted to 
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856 42 |3Instructions for reading/downloading this eBook|uhttp:// 
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