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Published: 10 January 2021

272 Pages


ISBN: 9780198866145

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The Cancer Problem

Malignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain

Agnes Arnold-Forster

  • The first history of cancer in nineteenth-century Britain
  • Includes analysis of never-before-studied case notes of poor women who lived with and died from cancer in nineteenth-century London
  • Offers rare insight into the experiences of individuals usually excluded from the historical record
  • Challenges assumptions that cancer is a problem and product of the twentieth century

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