A History of Lung Cancer

The Recalcitrant Disease

  • Carsten┬áTimmermann

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

About this book


The first comprehensive history of lung cancer from around 1800 to the present day; a story of doctors and patients, hopes and fears, expectations and frustrations. Where most histories of medicine focus on progress, Timmermann asks what happens when medical progress does not seem to make much difference.


History of Science History of Medicine History of Disease Modern medical History 1900 consumption enthusiasm event expectation history history of literature Karl Immermann management medicine present theatre

Authors and affiliations

  • Carsten┬áTimmermann
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for the History of Science, Technology and Medicine (CHSTM)University of ManchesterUK

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-54187-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38423-2
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