Women’s Bodies and Medical Science

An Inquiry into Cervical Cancer

  • Linda Bryder

Part of the Science, Technology and Medicine in Modern History book series (STMMH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Linda Bryder
    Pages 74-88
  3. Linda Bryder
    Pages 89-107
  4. Linda Bryder
    Pages 152-173
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 202-250

About this book


An analysis of a scandal involving a doctor accused of allowing a number of women to develop cervical cancer from carcinoma in situ as part of an experiment he had been conducting since the 1960s into conservative treatment of the disease, to more broadly explore dramatic changes in medical history in the second half of the twentieth century.


bioethics cancer carcinoma disease Exploration health management screening Therapeut women

Authors and affiliations

  • Linda Bryder
    • 1
  1. 1.University of AucklandNew Zealand

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