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Contents

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p. v

Acknowledgments

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p. vii

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1. Introduction

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pp. 1-6

The carcinogen is the germ of our time. Most of the world s population lives in a sea of carcinogens: cigarette smoke, pollution, pesticides, asbestos, radiation, radon, excess sunlight, food additives, hazardous waste, poor nutrition, hormones...

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2. Germ Warfare: The Case for Bacteria as Carcinogen

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pp. 7-48

If anyone were to claim today that there is a causal relationship between bacteria and cancer, most cancer researchers would quickly dismiss the idea. Such skepticism is the product of a history in which some researchers claimed that bacteria...

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3. Culture and Power in Cancer Research

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pp. 49-104

What is a good explanation of the pattern of suppression that occurred for those scientists and clinicians w h o advocated the microbial approach to cancer? Within alternative medical circles today the standard explanation is that the emerging...

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4. But Is It Good Science?

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pp. 105-155

So what about the "science"? Is it credible? Let us begin the question of evaluation with a clear definition of what is being evaluated. Although I have classified this research tradition as falling under the general theory that bacteria...

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5. Policy Cures: Forging a New Cancer Agenda

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pp. 156-173

Whatever the status of cancer as a disease, it also represents a pressing political problem. In the United States the National Cancer Institute alone spends about two billion dollars per year on cancer research, and the overall annual cost of cancer to the U.S. economy...

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6. Appendix: The New Science Studies

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pp. 174-187

In the past it has been common for social scientists to adopt a neutral stance toward competing claims in scientific controversies. The social scientist s role was to examine the social dynamics of controversies in a way that scrupulously...

Notes

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pp. 189-200

Bibliography

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pp. 201-229

Index

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pp. 231-233

About the Author

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p. 234