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1st Edition

Breast Cancer in the Eighteenth Century

ISBN 9781138664692
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
256 Pages

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Book Description

Early modern physicians and surgeons tried desperately to understand breast cancer, testing new medicines and radically improving operating techniques. In this study, the first of its kind, Kaartinen explores the emotional responses of patients and their families to the disease in the long eighteenth century.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ‘One of the Most Grievous and Rebellious Diseases’: Defining, Diagnosing and the Causes of Cancer; Chapter 2 ‘But Sad Resources’: Treating Cancer in the Eighteenth Century; Chapter 3 Women’s Agency and Role in Choice of Treatment; Chapter 4 ‘So Frightful to the Very Imagination’: Pain, Emotions and Cancer in the Breast; epilogue Epilogue;

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Marjo Kaartinen