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Author Justman, Stewart.

Title Do no harm : how a magic bullet for prostate cancer became a medical quandary / Stewart Justman.

Publication Info. Chicago : Ivan R. Dee, [2008]


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 Newington, Lucy Robbins Welles Library - Adult Department  616.99 JUSTMAN    Check Shelf
Description xii, 236 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-231) and index.
Contents A medical maze: the finasteride question -- The prostate cancer prevention trial -- Sister drugs: finasteride and tamoxifen -- Specific harms and general benefits -- Calculation of harm -- Medical knowledge and medical ignorance -- Prevention gone too far -- Breakthrough: "the present is obsolete" -- "I will abstain from harming any man" -- "Do no harm?" -- The finasteride story: what did not happen.
Subject Finasteride -- Therapeutic use -- United States.
Prostate -- Cancer -- Chemoprevention -- United States.
Prostate -- Diseases -- Chemoprevention -- United States.
Finasteride -- adverse effects -- United States.
Prostatic Neoplasms -- prevention & control -- United States.
Clinical Trials as Topic -- United States.
Finasteride -- therapeutic use -- United States.
ISBN 9781566636278 cloth alkaline paper
1566636272 cloth alkaline paper
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