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Author Perkins, Barbara Bridgman, author
Title Cancer, radiation therapy, and the market / Barbara Bridgman Perkins
Imprint Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
book jacket
 Fu Ssu-Nien WTN LANG BK  RC270.3.R33 P448 2017    AVAILABLE    30530001323773
Descript 243 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Routledge studies in the history of science, technology and medicine ; 30
Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine ; 30
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Introduction : medical care as trade -- The medical radium industry -- The General Electric Company dominates X-ray -- Competing research universities -- Megavoltage competition in academia and industry -- Medicine's nuclear arms race -- An economic success story at Stanford -- Radiation therapy politics -- Speculating on proton therapy -- Rationalizing radiation therapy, reforming health care -- Conclusion : choosing health over wealth
Subject Radiation Oncology -- history
Technology, Radiologic -- history
Technology, Radiologic -- economics
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy
History, 20th Century
History, 21st Century
United States
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