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Author McKinnell, Robert Gilmore.
Title The understanding, prevention and control of human cancer : the historic work and lives of Elizabeth Cavert Miller and James A. Miller / by Robert G. McKinnell.
Imprint Leiden : Brill, 2016.

Author McKinnell, Robert Gilmore.
Series History of science and medicine library, 1872-0684 ; volume 49
History of science and medicine library ; v. 49. 1872-0684
Subject Miller, Elizabeth C.
Miller, James A. (James Alexander), 1915-2000.
Oncologists -- United States -- Biography.
Cancer -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cancer -- United States -- Prevention -- Research -- History -- 20th century.
Chemical carcinogenesis -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Environmentally induced diseases -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Cancer -- Environmental aspects -- Research -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
Carcinogenesis -- chemistry.
Carcinogens, Environmental -- adverse effects.
Environment and Public Health.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 196 pages) : illustrations (some color).
polychrome rdacc
Summary "The Understanding, Prevention and Control of Human Cancer is an account of how a married couple opened understanding of environmental carcinogenesis. Elizabeth Cavert and James A. Miller showed that enzymes of the human body activate and enable otherwise benign organic chemicals to combine with DNA in such a manner that cancer results. Their work is of particular note because cancer causes more loss of life-years than the sum of all other causes of death--and, as the President's (USA) Cancer Panel warned, environmental carcinogenesis is a form of cancer that has been previously 'grossly underestimated.' The Millers' cancer research led to tests that identify dangerous chemicals which in turn permits prevention and thus the control of human cancer"--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Cancer is the most important disease of the 21st century : a reality most fail to comprehend -- Cancer for novices : an introduction -- The Millers and chemical carcinogenesis -- Serendipity : how the Millers unintentionally revolutionized biology -- The family origins of Elizabeth Cavert Miller : New York, Ireland and Scotland -- More about Elizabeth -- James Alexander Miller : how he became the other strand of the Miller double helix -- Elizabeth and James, beyond the lab -- Appendices: 1. Awards, honors and professional activities : Elizabeth Cavert Miller (ECM) and James Alexander Miller (JAM), individually or jointly; 2. scientific publications of elizabeth cavert miller and james alexander miller; 3. a Gallery of cancer research covers; 4. Substances listed in the Thirteenth report on carcinogens.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9789004286801 (electronic bk.)
9004286802 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 10.1163/9789004286801
OCLC # 929854998
Additional Format Print version: McKinnell, Robert Gilmore. Understanding, prevention and control of human cancer 9789004286795 (DLC) 2015034777 (OCoLC)921821820

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