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By Ellen Leopold

ISBN-10: 0813544041

ISBN-13: 9780813544045

ISBN-10: 081354565X

ISBN-13: 9780813545653

On the finish of the second one international conflict, a prognosis of melanoma used to be a demise sentence. Sixty years later, it really is thought of a protracted illness instead of person who is always deadly. even supposing survival charges have better, the very notice maintains to rouse a different terror and guilt, inspiring scientists and politicians to salary conflict opposed to it. In lower than the Radar, Ellen Leopold indicates how approximately each element of our knowing and dialogue of melanoma bears the imprint of its chilly warfare entanglement. the present biases towards person instead of company accountability for emerging prevalence charges, examine that promotes therapy instead of prevention, and treatments that may be patented and advertised all replicate a principally hidden historical past formed by means of the chilly struggle. Even the language we use to explain the sickness, similar to the guiding metaphor for remedy, struggle hearth with hearth, will be traced again to the center of the 20 th century.Writing in a lucid sort, Leopold records the army, governmental, business, and clinical perspectives of radiation and atomic power to check the postwar reaction to melanoma in the course of the prism of the chilly conflict. She explores the function of radiation in melanoma cures at the present time, utilizing case reports and mammogram screening, particularly, to spotlight the unbelievable parallels. bearing in mind a big selection of disciplines, this booklet demanding situations our knowing of melanoma and the way we method its therapy.

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An early machine used in the treatment of cancer at the AEC’s thirty-bed hospital in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Photograph provided by National Nuclear Security Administration, Nevada Site Office, Nuclear Testing Archive. Whatever Natanson understood of her impending treatment, she was given no time to think about it one way or the other, starting cobalt therapy the very next day after meeting with Dr. Kline (her treatment lasted from June 6 to July 22). About halfway along, she began to experience pain in her ribs.

Qxd 6/21/08 1:05 PM Page 35 Double Jeopardy 35 to undergo cobalt treatment. St. 8 Natanson was only the twelfth or thirteenth cancer patient to undergo treatment with the new machine. She had a radical mastectomy on May 29, 1955, performed by Dr. Leo Crumpacker, a general surgeon. Just a week later, she found herself in the office of John R. Kline, the head of the radiology department at St. Francis whom Crumpacker had recommended. Of course the two men knew each other; they were professional colleagues.

The hydrogen bomb would guarantee that. An editorial in the New York Times acknowledged the dizzying contradictions implied by the Eisenhower program: Mankind needs the power, the healing, the knowledge and other gifts that the divided atom can bestow upon us. . At the same time the world still lives in deadly fear of the use of atomic weapons in bombs or rockets or some other form to destroy cities and populations. 34 While Eisenhower believed the H-bomb was necessary to guarantee American invincibility, he also gave his support, for a time, to the idea of placing the control of nuclear weapons in the hands of an international body in order to discourage arms proliferation by individual member states.

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