A History of the 'Unfortunate Experiment' at National Women's Hospital

Bryder, Linda

Editore: Auckland University Press, 2009
ISBN 10: 1869404351 / ISBN 13: 9781869404352
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Riassunto: In the late 1980s, a national outcry followed the publication of Sandra Coney and Phillida Bunkle's 'Unfortunate Experiment' article in Metro magazine about the treatment of carcinoma in situ at National Women's Hospital. The article prompted a commission of inquiry led by Judge Silvia Cartwright (as she then was), which indicted the practices of doctors at the hospital and led to lawsuits, censure, a national screening programme and a revolution in doctor-patient relations in New Zealand. In this carefully researched book, medical historian Dr Linda Bryder provides a detailed analysis of the treatment of carcinoma in situ at National Women's since the 1950s, an assessment of international medical practice and a history of the women's health movement. She tackles a number of key questions. Was treatment at National Women's an 'unfortunate experiment'? Was it out of line with international norms? Did Herb Green and his colleagues care more for science than for their patients? Did women die as a result? And what were the sources of the scandal that erupted?

L'autore: Medical historian Linda Bryder is associate professor of history at The University of Auckland. She is the author of A Voice for Mothers: The Plunket Society and Infant Welfare 1907-2000 (AUP, 2003) and the editor of A Healthy Country: Essays on the Social History of Medicine in New Zealand (1991).

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Titolo: A History of the 'Unfortunate Experiment' at...
Casa editrice: Auckland University Press
Data di pubblicazione: 2009
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Editore: Auckland University Press (2009)
ISBN 10: 1869404351 ISBN 13: 9781869404352
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Descrizione libro Auckland University Press, 2009. Trade Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Condizione sovraccoperta: No Jacket (as issued). First Edition. *A better-than-decent 1st edition* Clean, square, bright, solid. An uncreased binding. Tidy underlining. Exterior pleasant with a little bit of edgewear. With the original cover image (Spirit of Peace sculpture.) I ship daily. Out to you w/tracking or insurance. Codice libro della libreria 5000050509570

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