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Cancer, Stress, and Death

  • Stacey B. Day

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxix
  2. Hans Selye
    Pages 11-19
  3. G. M. Brown, J. Seggie, P. Ettigi
    Pages 21-31
  4. George W. Wermers, Jai Dev Dasgupta, Devendra P. Dubey
    Pages 33-62
  5. Marc Kusinitz
    Pages 93-100
  6. Barbara G. Cox
    Pages 101-111
  7. K. P. Balitsky, Yu. P. Shmalko, V. G. Pinchuk
    Pages 113-132
  8. William M. Lamers Jr.
    Pages 133-148
  9. John M. Dorsey
    Pages 165-167
  10. Terence E. Lear
    Pages 181-193
  11. Debbie B. Crom, Charles B. Pratt
    Pages 195-202
  12. Eric J. Cassell
    Pages 217-224
  13. Kalle Achté, Maija-Liisa Vauhkonen, Olavi Lindfors, Markku Salokari
    Pages 241-260
  14. Paul J. Rosch
    Pages 293-301
  15. Stacey B. Day
    Pages 313-337
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 345-362

About this book

Introduction

This book has been well received in many places and in many countries. It was awarded a ranking in the top ten publications on behavioral medicine in the year that it first appeared. When, in 1977, we began to fit the components of Cancer, Stress, and Death together, the established medical view was that each subject repre­ sented a different discipline, and that to integrate fields so diverse in information content was to seek to achieve a synthesis beyond reasonable limits. Had we been required to concern ourselves with the knowledge of each component in its entirety, this might have been so, but our concern, of course, was to integrate only those items of knowledge in any one field that could bear upon the field of interest of another. Moreover, we were concerned that physi­ cians and scientists take account of the inner forces that shape motivation and individual behavior, as well as the cultural identity of individuals, and we hoped that the biopsychosocial way in which we believed would gain ground and win support. Now, with need for a second edition, one can hardly conceive of not bringing together diverse contributions in one volume. Such syntheses as we have made clearly confirm that one can arrive at several levels of understanding of human situations through wise integration of biological paradigms within various social, cultural, and psychological parameters-which essentially is a simple way of defining the biopsychosocial way.

Keywords

Motivation Stress biopsy cancer identity immune system intervention social medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Stacey B. Day
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.International Center for Health SciencesMeharry Medical CollegeNashvilleUSA
  2. 2.Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer ResearchNew YorkUSA

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