Review: "Breast cancer : can you prevent it?" by A. Lawson, J. Lawson. McGraw-Hill Book (1998)

McCarthy, Alexandra L. (1999) Review: "Breast cancer : can you prevent it?" by A. Lawson, J. Lawson. McGraw-Hill Book (1998). Australian Journal of Rural Health, 7(2), pp. 132-134.

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While reviewing this book, I was not of the target audience. For example, there is a first chapter (presented as a case study, and integrated in an unconvincing manner into the remainder of the book) that obviously meant to soften the book for the lay person. In the third chapter, the authors provide their philosophical interpretation on the meaning of breasts for reasons that entirely escape me, and that have no relation to the book as a whole. Finally, there are potted histories of the heroics of ‘tireless’, ‘dedicated’ and ‘earnest’ epidemiologists, some of whom have nothing to do with breast cancer or the book at all. Despite this lack of focus, the authors give an honest and coherent account of the current state of breast cancer research from an epidemiological viewpoint...

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ID Code: 64537
Item Type: Review
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: book review, breast cancer, breast cancer prevention
DOI: 10.1046/j.1440-1584.1999.00197.x
ISSN: 1440-1584
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Deposited On: 18 Nov 2013 21:59
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2013 21:59

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