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Author Perkins, Barbara Bridgman, author.

Title Cancer, radiation therapy, and the market / Barbara Bridgman Perkins
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2017
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Series Routledge studies in the history of science, technology and medicine
Routledge studies in the history of science, technology, and medicine.
Contents 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Radiation Oncology -- history.
Technology, Radiologic -- history.
History, 20th Century.
History, 21st Century.
Neoplasms -- radiotherapy.
Technology, Radiologic -- economics.
Cancer -- Radiotherapy -- History
Radiology -- Economic aspects
Radiology -- History
Tumors -- Radiotherapy
Cancer -- Radiotherapy.
HEALTH & FITNESS -- Diseases -- General.
MEDICAL -- Clinical Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Diseases.
MEDICAL -- Evidence-Based Medicine.
MEDICAL -- Internal Medicine.
Radiology.
Tumors -- Radiotherapy.
United States.
Genre/Form Electronic books
History.
Form Electronic book
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