Vitamin C and Cancer: Medicine or Politics?

  • Evelleen Richards

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages N1-xiv
  2. Introduction

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      Pages 1-14
  3. Interested Parties and the Background to the Controversy

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      Pages 15-16
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      Pages 33-51
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  4. Reconstructing the Vitamin C and Cancer Controversy

  5. The Politics of Therapeutic Evaluation

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      Pages 169-169
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 241-269

About this book


A study of the development and rejection of vitamin C as a treatment for cancer, this text also explores the evaluation process of such a contentious treatment. Based on social, economic and financial considerations, it sees these decisions as political rather than objective assessments.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Evelleen Richards
    • 1
  1. 1.Science and Technology Studies DeptUniversity of WollongongAustralia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1991
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-09608-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-09606-0
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