Cancer Patients, Cancer Pathways

Historical and Sociological Perspectives

  • Carsten Timmermann
  • Elizabeth Toon

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

    1. Carsten Timmermann, Elizabeth Toon
      Pages 1-9
  3. Patients

  4. Pathways

  5. Back Matter
    Pages 256-270

About this book


Eleven essays by historians and sociologists examine cancer research and treatment as everyday practice in post-war Europe and North America. These are not stories of inevitable medical progress and obstacles overcome, but of historical contingencies, cultural differences, hope, and often disappointed expectations.


cancer care children English Europe experiment information management neoliberalism research sociology state therapy treatment women

Editors and affiliations

  • Carsten Timmermann
    • 1
  • Elizabeth Toon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2012
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-44480-9
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-27208-9
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