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Dr Barron Lerner

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Dr Barron Lerner

Dr Barron Lerner

Dr Barron Lerner

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Dr Barron Lerner writes of how science and culture influenced the battle with breast cancer in the new book, The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America. (Oxford) He writes of how the once-accepted practice of the radical masectomy gave way to lumpectomy and radiation and of how women activists helped alter the way doctors treated their patients and their cancers.