Politics, Science And Cancer
The Laetrile Phenomenon
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
Gerald E. Markle also authorof What if Medicine Disappeared?