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

McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP, 2005 - 273 pages
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"Tracing the origins, establishment, and early development of cancer programs in Canada, An Element of Hope focuses on the introduction of radium therapy and its effect in raising awareness about the need for public support of cancer treatment." "In thisstudy, Charles Hayter also describes the effect of radium on medical practice, explores the societal response to cancer and the creation of state-supported cancer programs, and discusses the historical roots of some current problems in cancer care."--BOOK JACKET.

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Cures of a Very Surprising Character Radium and the Doctor
Adorning Our Home Radium and the State
To the Relief of Malignant Diseases of the Poor Radium and the Hospital
The Worst Scourge of Civilized Mankind Cancer Becomes a Social Problem 192030
A Proper Spirit of Cooperation Cancer Progress in the West
Compromising on Cancer The Uneasy Birth of Ontarios Cancer System
Seeds of Discord The Politics of Radon Therapy in the 1930s
Country Interlude The Rise and Fall of the Huron Springs Sanatorium
Cancer from Sea to Sea 193540 The Struggle for a National Program
Conclusion Historical Roots of Current Problems in Cancer Control
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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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