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The Resource A History of Prostate Cancer : Cancer, Men and Medicine, by Helen Valier, (electronic resource)

A History of Prostate Cancer : Cancer, Men and Medicine, by Helen Valier, (electronic resource)

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A History of Prostate Cancer : Cancer, Men and Medicine
Title
A History of Prostate Cancer
Title remainder
Cancer, Men and Medicine
Statement of responsibility
by Helen Valier
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book offers a comprehensive and inclusive insight into the history of prostate cancer and its sufferers. Until recently, little practical help could be offered for men afflicted with the devastating diseases of the genitourinary organs. This is despite complaints of painful urination from aging men being found in ancient medical manuscripts, despite the anatomical discoveries of the European Renaissance and despite the experimental surgical researches of the eighteen and nineteenth centuries. As diseases of the prostate, including prostate cancer, came to be better understood in the early twentieth century, therapeutic nihilism continued as curative radical surgeries and radiotherapy failed. The therapeutic ‘turn’ came with hormonal therapies, itself a product of the explosive growth of U.S. biomedicine from the 1940s onwards. By the 1990s, prostate cancer screening had become a somewhat ubiquitous but controversial feature of the medical encounter for American men as they aged, which greatly influenced the treatment pathways and identity of the male patient: as victim, as hero, and ultimately, as consumer. Helen Valier is Director of the Medicine & Society Program at The Honors College, University of Houston, USA. Her teaching and research interests fall broadly within western and colonial/postcolonial medicine and technology from late nineteenth to late twentieth century.--
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Valier, Helen
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Literary form
non fiction
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dictionaries
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  • Springer eBooks
  • Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in Modern History
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  • History
  • History, Modern
  • Great Britain
  • United States
  • Social history
  • Medicine
Label
A History of Prostate Cancer : Cancer, Men and Medicine, by Helen Valier, (electronic resource)
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1 online resource (X, 241 pages)
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  • online
  • electronic
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Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
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9781137565952
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10.1057/978-1-137-56595-2
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(OCoLC)956376382
Label
A History of Prostate Cancer : Cancer, Men and Medicine, by Helen Valier, (electronic resource)
Link
http://ezproxy.eui.eu/login?url=http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/978-1-137-56595-2
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
978-1-137-56595-2
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (X, 241 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781137565952
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-137-56595-2
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)956376382

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