Medicine And Books

Patient No More: the Politics of Breast Cancer

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 28 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:268
  1. Clare Vaughan

    Sharon Batt Scarlet Press, £10.99, pp 417 ISBN 185 727 067 3

    Breast cancer should grab the headlines in the medical and lay press. It is common, it kills, and is ill understood. This book questions assumptions in the world of breast cancer. The author weaves a personal view into a historical and political perspective on the disease and its treatment and develops a feminist argument as to where out future energies might be focused. The book's great strength is that it remains a good read despite its scope.

    As a doctor living with breast cancer, I feel unfortunately well qualified to look at the story so far. The …

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