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Author Löwy, Ilana, 1948-
Title A woman's disease : the history of cervical cancer / Ilana Löwy.
Imprint Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.

Author Löwy, Ilana, 1948-
Subject Cervix uteri -- Cancer -- History.
Cervix uteri -- Cancer -- Social aspects -- History.
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms -- history.
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms -- prevention & control.
Women's Health -- history.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 220 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index.
Contents Acknowledgements -- Prologue: Three Patients -- 1. The Early History of Tumours of the Womb -- 2. Surgical Cures for a Cancerous Uterus -- 3. The Hope of Rays -- 4. The Pap Smear -- 5. Save the Women -- 6. Cervical Cancer Becomes a Sexually Transmitted Disease -- 7. Still a Woman's Scourge -- Epilogue: Ceryical Cancer in the Twenty-First Century -- Glossary -- Notes -- Further Reading -- Index.
Summary Cervical cancer is an emotive disease with multiple connotations. It has stood for the horror of cancer, the curse of femininity, the hope of cutting-edge medical technologies and the promise of screening for malignant tumours. For a long time, this disease was identified with the most dreaded aspects of malignancies: prolonged invalidity and chronic pain, but also physical degradation, shame and social isolation. Cervical cancer displayed in parallel the dangers of being a woman. In the 20th century, innovations initially developed to control cervical cancer - radiotherapy and radium therapy.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780191634130 (electronic bk.)
0191634131 (electronic bk.)
ISBN/ISSN 9786613625069
OCLC # 776202174
Additional Format Print version: Löwy, Ilana, 1948- Woman's disease. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011 9780199548811 (OCoLC)751725967

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