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Fighting the War on Breast Cancer in the 20th Century: From the Radical Mastectomy to Genetic Testing

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Dr. Lerner gave a history of the treatment of breast cancer in the United States during the 20th century. He showed how this treatment was influenced by social and cultural factors. Through mid-century male doctors primarily took the approach of more surgery is better, and performed numerous radical mastectomies. In the 1970s with the feminist movement, women began demanding a choice of treatment options, and breast cancer came to be seen as a public health problem.
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2001
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Identifying Disease in the Past: Chroniclers and the Black Death

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Dr. Osheim discussed how various writers and historians in the 13th and 20th centuries described the Black Death.
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2003
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