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Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, & History
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Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, & History

By Olson, James Stuart

Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. BP4 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the half-title page in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Book has some bumped corners, wrinkling, chipping and crease, dust jacket and book have some light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 302 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. In 1967, an Italian surgeon touring Amsterdam's Rijks museum stopped in front of Rembrandt's Bathsheba at Her Bath, on loan from the Louvre, and noticed an asymmetry to Bathsheba's left breast; it seemed distended, swollen near the armpit, discolored, and marked with a distinctive pitting. With a little research, the physician learned that Rembrandt's model, his mistress Hendrickje Stoffels, later died after a long illness, and he conjectured in a celebrated article for an Italian medical journal that the cause of her death was almost certainly breast cancer. A horror known to every culture in every age, breast cancer has been responsible for the deaths of 25 million women throughout history. An Egyptian physician writing 3,500 years ago concluded that there was no treatment for the disease. Later surgeons recommended excising the tumor or, in extreme cases, the entire breast. This was the treatment advocated by the court physician to sixth-century Byzantine empress Theodora, the wife of Justinian, though she chose to die in pain rather than lose her breast. Only in the past few decades has treatment advanced beyond disfiguring surgery. In Bathsheba's Breast, historian James S. Olson who lost his left hand and forearm to cancer while writing this book provides an absorbing and often frightening narrative history of breast cancer told through the heroic stories of women who have confronted the disease, from Theodora to Anne of Austria, Louis XIV's mother, who confronted "nun's disease" by perfecting the art of dying well, to Dr. Jerri Nielson, who was dramatically evacuated from the South Pole in 1999 after performing a biopsy on her own breast and self-administering chemotherapy. Olson explores every facet of the disease: medicine's evolving understanding of its pathology and treatment options; its cultural significance; the political and economic logic that has dictated the terms of a war on a "woman's disease"; and the rise of patient activism. Olson concludes that, although it has not yet been conquered, breast cancer is no longer the story of individual women struggling alone against a mysterious and deadly foe.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$15.00

Cancer Schmancer
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Cancer Schmancer

By Drescher, Fran

New York: Warner Books Inc., 2002. AY4 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED by author on the front free endpaper in very good condition in very good dust jacket. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, tanning and light shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 236 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed. Francine Joy Drescher is an American actress, comedian, writer and activist. She is best known for her role as Fran Fine in the hit TV series The Nanny (1993-99), and for her nasal voice and thick New York accent. Drescher made her screen debut with a small role in the 1977 blockbuster film Saturday Night Fever, and later appeared in American Hot Wax (1978) and Wes Craven's horror tale Stranger in Our House (1978). In the 1980s, she gained recognition as a comedic actress in the films Gorp (1980), The Hollywood Knights (1980), Doctor Detroit (1983), This Is Spinal Tap (1984), and UHF (1989) while establishing a television career with guest appearances on several series. In 1993, she achieved wider fame as Fran Fine in her own sitcom vehicle The Nanny, for which she was nominated for two Emmy Awards and two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actress in a Comedy Television Series during the show's run. She received further recognition for her performances in Jack (1996) and The Beautician and the Beast (1997) and reinforced her position as a leading sitcom star with Living with Fran (2005-2006) and, along with the cult classic Santa's Slay (2005), Happily Divorced (2011-2013). A uterine cancer survivor, Drescher is an outspoken healthcare advocate and LGBT rights activist, and is noted for her work as a Public Diplomacy Envoy for Women's Health Issues for the U.S. State Department. Divorced from writer and producer Peter Marc Jacobson, she currently lives in Malibu, California. On February 4, 2014, Drescher made her Broadway debut in Cinderella as stepmother Madame. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, & History
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Bathsheba's Breast: Women, Cancer, & History

By Olson, James Stuart

Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2002. I3 - A first edition hardcover book SIGNED by author in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket and book have some bumped corners, light discoloration and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 302 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$25.00

Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

By Field, John B. (Edited by)

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Company, 1959. CI3 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, cocked, foxing on the page edges and some inside pages, previous owner's name written on the front free endpaper, light tanning and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.5"x6.5", 796 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.50

Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment

By Field, John B. (Edited by)

Boston, Massachusetts: Little, Brown & Company, 1959. CV5 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, rubbing, scratches, foxing, stains, few underlining, tanning and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. 9.5"x6.5", 796 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$9.50

Large Bowel Cancer: Clinical and Basic Science Research

By Edited by Anthony J. Mastromarino, Michael G. Brattain

New York: Praeger Publishers, 1985. CX6 - A hardcover book in very good condition that is lightly bowed, some light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Cancer Research Monographs, Vol. 3. 9.5"x6.5", 186 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Current Controversies in Breast Cancer

By Edited by Frederick C. Ames, George R. Blumenschein, Eleanor D. Montague

Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1984. CX6 - A first edition hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, lightly cocked, previous owner's bookplate adhered on the front fixed endpaper, crease and wrinkling on from 597 to the back free endpaper, light tanning and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, 26th Clinical Conference on Cancer. 9.5"x6.5", 657 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Large Bowel Cancer: Clinical and Basic Science Research

By Edited by Anthony J. Mastromarino, Michael G. Brattain

New York: Praeger Publishers, 1985. CX6 - A hardcover book in very good condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Cancer Research Monographs, Vol. 3. 9.5"x6.5", 186 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

Cancer Invasion and Metastasis: Biologic and Therapeutic Aspects

By Garth L. Nicolson and Luka Milas (Edited by)

New York: Raven Press, 1984. CY1 - A hardcover book in very good condition that has previous owner's bookplate adhered on the front fixed endpaper, some light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston 36th Annual Symposium on Fundamental Cancer Research. 9.5"x6.5", 481 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$10.00

1987, The Year Book of Cancer
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1987, The Year Book of Cancer

By Robert C. Hickey (Editor)

Chicago: Year Book Medical Publishers, Inc., 1987. BO5 - A hardcover in very good condition that has some foxing and stains, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. 1987, The Year Book of Cancer. 9.25"x6.25", 605 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$5.00

Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Diagnosis and Treatment
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Soft Tissue Sarcomas: Diagnosis and Treatment

By Raaf, John H.

St. Louis, Missouri: Mosby-Year Book, Inc., 1993. CS1 - A first edition (complete numberline) hardcover book SIGNED and inscribed by the author to previous owner on the front free endpaper in very good condition that has some bumped corners with a few cracks, light crease on first few inside pages, light discoloration and shelf wear with no dust jacket. Also includes a laid-in letter from the author to previous owner. 10.75"x7.5", 483 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.

$35.00

What Helped Me Get Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope
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What Helped Me Get Through: Cancer Survivors Share Wisdom and Hope

By Silver, Julie K. (Edited by)

American Cancer Society, 2008. BT2 - An uncorrected manuscript trade paperback book in near fine condition that has light shelf wear. 11"x8.5", 189 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

Do No Harm: How a Magic Bullet for Prostate Cancer Became a Medical Quandary
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Do No Harm: How a Magic Bullet for Prostate Cancer Became a Medical Quandary

By Justman, Stewart

Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2008. BT2 - An advance uncorrected proof trade paperback in very good condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. The miracle drug for prostate cancer that doctors hate to prescribe. 8.5"x5.5", 236 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know
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Choices in Breast Cancer Treatment: Medical Specialists and Cancer Survivors Tell You What You Need to Know

By Miller, Kenneth D. (Edited by)

Baltimore, Maryland: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2008. BT2 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback in very good condition that has is lightly curled, light discoloration and and shelf wear. A Johns Hopkins Press Health Book. 9"x6", 401 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$11.00

I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer
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I Am Not My Breast Cancer: Women Talk Openly About Love and Sex, Hair Loss and Weight Gain, Mothers and Daughters, and Being a Woman with Breast Cancer

By Peltason, Ruth

New York: William Morrow, 2008. BT2 - An uncorrected proof trade paperback in very good condition that has is lightly curled, light discoloration and and shelf wear. Drawn from the author's online community, this is the resource women with breast cancer are looking for full of advice, support, courage, and hope from hundreds of others who've been there. 9"x6", 375 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting
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Lopsided: How Having Breast Cancer Can Be Really Distracting

By Norton, Meredith

New York: Viking, 2008. BT2 - An advance uncorrected proof trade paperback in near fine condition that has light discoloration and shelf wear. A hilarious and wickedly irreverent look at life with cancer. 8.25"x5.5", 213 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

$5.00

The Diagnosis of Genito-Urinary Neoplasms

By Marshall, Victor F.

American Cancer Society, 1949. CK6 - A softcover in very good condition that has some stains, foxing, bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. A Monograph for the Physician. Third of a Series on the Early Recognition of Cancer. 9.25"x6.25", 61 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$6.50

The Cancer Problem

By Warren, Shields

American Cancer Society, 1948. CK6 - A softcover in very good condition that has some stains, foxing, bumped corners, light tanning and shelf wear. A Monograph for the Physician. First of a Series on the Early Recognition of Cancer. 9.25"x6.25", 27 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$12.50

Status of the Curability of Childhood Cancers: The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute 24th Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer
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Status of the Curability of Childhood Cancers: The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute 24th Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer

By Jan Van Eys and Margaret P. Sullivan (Edited by)

New York: Raven Press, 1980. CK6 - A hardcover book in very good condition that has some bumped corners, previous owner's bookplate adhered on the front fixed endpaper, some foxing on the page edges, tanning, and light shelf wear with no dust jacket. The University of Texas System Cancer Center M.D. ANderson Hospital and Tumor Institute 24th Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer. 9.5"x6.5", 329 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$40.00

Gastrointestinal Cancer
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Gastrointestinal Cancer

By Edited By John R. Stroehlein, M.D. and Marvin M. Romsdahl, M.D., Ph.D.

New York: Raven Press, 1981. BU3 - A hardcover in good condition that has some bumped corners and cover edgewear, lightly moisture soiled, water soiled on the back and some last pages, bookplate adhered on the front fixed endpaper, scattered foxing and stain mostly on the page edges, some highlighting, tanning and shelf wear with no dust jacket. The University of Texas System Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, 25th Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer. 9.5"x6.5", 474 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.. Hard Cover. Good/No Jacket. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.

$20.00

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