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Tales of occupational cancer

Davis, Devra; Butler, Colin


Cancer, once rare, is now the biggest killer of humans. Its rising incidence triggered President Nixon’s declaration of war on this still-dreaded diagnosis in 1971. Far less well-known is the coalition of moneyed forces, sometimes corrupting the most eminent of epidemiologists. This coalition has acted effectively to suppress and undermine this war – the secret war on the war on cancer. The rise in cancer is not due solely to the ageing of the population, but in part to large-scale population...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2015
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Health of People, Places and Planet: Reflections based on AJ (Tony) McMichael’s four decades of contribution to epidemiological understanding
DOI: 10.22459/HPPP.07.2015.06
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website


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