A History Of Prostate Cancer - Valier Helen | Libro Palgrave Macmillan 05/2021 - HOEPLI.it


home libri books ebook dvd e film top ten sconti 0 Carrello


Torna Indietro

valier helen - a history of prostate cancer

A History of Prostate Cancer Cancer, Men and Medicine




Disponibilità: Normalmente disponibile in 15 giorni
A causa di problematiche nell'approvvigionamento legate alla Brexit sono possibili ritardi nelle consegne.


PREZZO
64,98 €
NICEPRICE
61,73 €
SCONTO
5%



Questo prodotto usufruisce delle SPEDIZIONI GRATIS
selezionando l'opzione Corriere Veloce in fase di ordine.


Pagabile anche con 18App Bonus Cultura e Carta del Docente


Facebook Twitter Aggiungi commento


Spese Gratis

Dettagli

Genere:Libro
Lingua: Inglese
Pubblicazione: 05/2021
Edizione: 1st ed. 2016





Trama

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.





Sommario

1. Introduction: Cancer and the making of modern medicine. - 2. The problematic prehistory of prostate cancer. - 3. Surgery and Specialization. - 4. Sex, Hormones, and Quantification. - 5. Cancer and clinical trials. - 6. Screening, Patients, and the Politics of Prevention. - 7. Radiotherapy and Evidence in an Age of High Technology. - 8. Conclusions: Medicine, masculinity, and the problems of the prostate




Autore

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.








i libri che interessano a chi ha i tuoi gusti





Altre Informazioni

ISBN:

9781349739387

Condizione: Nuovo
Collana: Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History
Dimensioni: 210 x 148 mm Ø 334 gr
Formato: Brossura
Pagine Arabe: 241
Pagine Romane: x






Utilizziamo i cookie di profilazione, anche di terze parti, per migliorare la navigazione, per fornire servizi e proporti pubblicità in linea con le tue preferenze. Se vuoi saperne di più o negare il consenso a tutti o ad alcuni cookie clicca qui. Chiudendo questo banner o proseguendo nella navigazione acconsenti all’uso dei cookie.

X