Women's Bodies and Medical Science: An Inquiry into Cervical Cancer

Hardcover | June 15, 2010

byLinda Bryder

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An analysis of a scandal involving a doctor accused of allowing a number of women to develop cervical cancer from carcinoma in situ as part of an experiment he had been conducting since the 1960s into conservative treatment of the disease, to more broadly explore dramatic changes in medical history in the second half of the twentieth century.

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An analysis of a scandal involving a doctor accused of allowing a number of women to develop cervical cancer from carcinoma in situ as part of an experiment he had been conducting since the 1960s into conservative treatment of the disease, to more broadly explore dramatic changes in medical history in the second half of the twentieth c...

LINDA BRYDER  is an Associate Professor in History at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, with a special research interest in the history of health and medicine.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.37 × 6.43 × 0.74 inPublished:June 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230236030

ISBN - 13:9780230236035

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Carcinoma in situ: Meanings and Medical Significance
Management of Patients with Carcinoma in situ
The Therapeutic Relationship and Patient Consent
A Profession Divided
Population-based Cervical Screening
Four Women Take on the Might of the Medical Profession
The full story Behind the Inquiry: The Cartwright Inquiry and the Feminists
Media Wars: The Reports Reception
Women and the Cartwright Inquiry: Nurses, Midwives and Consumers
Conclusion: An Unfortunate Experiment