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First Exposure

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter details the American Cancer Society's massive Breast Cancer Detection Demonstration Project (BCDDP) launched in 1973, when most Americans had never heard of mammography. The BCDDP ... More


Timing Is Everything

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0002
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines three principal movements that set the stage for the auspicious debut of the process of mammography screening. First, the passage of the National Cancer Act of 1971 provided ... More


Pulling the Plug on Granny

Handel Reynolds

in The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801450938
eISBN:
9780801466007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801450938.003.0007
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter begins by detailing another controversy that mammography became embroiled in the fall of 2009. In October 2009, the American Cancer Society's chief medical officer Dr. Otis Brawley ... More


Charitable Crusades

Rachel Kahn Best

in Common Enemies: Disease Campaigns in America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190918408
eISBN:
9780190918446
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190918408.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Movements and Social Change, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Disease campaigns have been central to American philanthropy and public policy since the early twentieth century. Combining the appeal of narrow causes and universal beneficiaries, philanthropists ... More


Marie Maynard Daly

Jeannette Brown

in African American Women Chemists

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199742882
eISBN:
9780197563038
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199742882.003.0007
Subject:
Chemistry, History of Chemistry

Dr. Marie Maynard Daly was the first African American woman chemist to receive a PhD in chemistry. In addition, she was part of a research team that was working on the precursors to DNA . Marie was ... More


The DDT Wars: Four Great Victories

Charles F. Wurster

in DDT Wars: Rescuing Our National Bird, Preventing Cancer, and Creating EDF

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780190219413
eISBN:
9780197559512
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190219413.003.0018
Subject:
Environmental Science, Pollution and Threats to the Environment

Nearly five decades ago a group of volunteer scientists and citizens launched a campaign to save birds from the ravages of DDT. They went to court at the local level, then through several states ... More


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