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Author Krueger, Gretchen Marie.

Title Hope and suffering : children, cancer, and the paradox of experimental medicine / Gretchen Krueger.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2008.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 3rd Floor Stacks  362.196994 K939h 2008    ---  Available
Description 216 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents "Glioma babies," families, and cancer in children in the 1930s -- "Cancer, the child killer": Jimmy and the redefinition of a dread disease -- Death be not proud: children, families, and cancer in postwar America -- "Against all odds": chemotherapy and the medical management of acute leukemia in the 1950s -- "Who's afraid of death on the leukemia ward?": remission, relapse, and child death in the 1960s and 1970s -- "The truly cured child": prolonged survival and the late effects of cancer.
Subject Cancer in children -- United States -- History.
Neoplasms -- drug therapy -- United States.
Neoplasms -- history -- United States.
Antineoplastic Agents -- therapeutic use -- United States.
Biomedical Research -- history -- United States.
ISBN 080188831X (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780801888311 (hardcover : alk. paper)
Standard No. NLM 101317637

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