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Bathsheba's Breast - Book
judyfams posted:
This book is written by James S. Olson an historian who lost his left hand to cancer while writing this book.
It explores the history of breast cancer from 490 BC to the present.
The story is told of the brave women who had the disease throughout time and how they dealt with having breast cancer.
Abigail Adams, Shirley Temple Black, Rachel Carson, Linda Ellerbee, Betty Rollin, Sandra Day O'Connor, Nancy Reagan, Betty Ford, Julia Child, Peggy Fleming, Jill Ireland, Alice Roosevelt Longworth and Gloria Steinheim are just a few of the courageous women whose stories are mentioned in this book.
The book is a fascinating read, and at times the treatments used sound barbaric until they were perfected over the years, but someone had to be the first one these "new" treatments were tried on.
I highly recommend this book as an educational, interesting, awesome insight into this disease that has been around for over two thousand years!
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