Politics, Science And Cancer: The Laetrile Phenomenon, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Politics, Science And Cancer

The Laetrile Phenomenon, 1st Edition

By Gerald E. Markle, James C. Petersen


208 pages

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At no time in U.S. history has there been a more effective challenge to medical expertise and authority than that mounted by the contemporary Laetrile movement. The efficacy of Laetrile has been debated for over twenty-five years, but despite vigorous opposition from the medical community, support for the purported cancer treatment continues to gro

Table of Contents

The Laetrile Phenomenon: An Overview -- Laetrile in Historical Perspective -- Laetrile at Sloan-Kettering: A Case Study -- The Political Implications of Laetrile: Who Gets What, When and How -- The Laetrile Phenomenon: Legal Perspective -- When Liberty Meets Authority: Ethical Aspects of the Laetrile Controversy -- Social Context of the Laetrile Phenomenon -- Discussion: Bias in Analysis of the Laetrile Controversy -- Discussion: Science and Technology in the Pits

About the Authors

Gerald E. Markle also authorof What if Medicine Disappeared?

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General