Published in Women's Health Weekly, May 26th, 2005
"This historical perspective on breast cancer tells us how and why certain therapeutic eras have reached ascendancy and then declined. Therapeutic revolutions occur after a crisis develops when there is a general recognition that clinical interventions are not producing positive results predicted by the prevailing paradigm. The attitude of pre-modern surgeons was influenced by the very real possibility of doing more harm than good by operating upon women with breast cancer," scientists in England state.
"Up until Halsted, the general consensus was clearly that, unless forced by the...
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