Element of Hope: Radium and the Response to Cancer in Canada, 1900-1940

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McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 12 mai 2005 - 288 pages
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Charles Hayter chronicles the work of Canadian provinces in establishing the cancer programs that remain the framework for modern systems. Focusing on the compromises these programs required, which anticipated later conflicts over Medicare, Hayter concludes by revealing the historical roots of current problems in cancer care.
 

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The Cancer Crisis Today
3
Radium and the Doctor
10
Radium and the State
34
Radium and the Hospital
52
Cancer Becomes a Social Problem 192030
69
Cancer Progress in the West
87
The Uneasy Birth of Ontarios Cancer System
112
The Politics of Radon Therapy in the 1930s
135
The Rise and Fall of the Huron Springs Sanatorium
156
The Struggle for a National Program
168
Historical Roots of Current Problems in Cancer Control
186
Notes
203
Bibliography
235
Index
261
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Charles Hayter is associate professor, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, and a radiation oncologist at Toronto-Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Centre.

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