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The Big Squeeze: A Social and Political History of the Controversial Mammogram

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In 2009, an influential panel of medical experts ignited a controversy when they recommended that most women should not begin routine mammograms to screen for breast cancer until the age of fifty, reversing guidelines they had issued just seven years before when they recommended forty as the optimal age to start getting mammograms. While some praised the new recommendation ...more
Hardcover, 121 pages
Published August 7th 2012 by ILR Press
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Andrea van der Hoek
Sep 16, 2012 rated it liked it
This was an interesting little book. I enjoyed it more in light of just having finished "The Panic Virus." It is amazing how passionately held opinions can crowd out actual scientific evidence. Books like these are the things we need to read more of to get at the background and politics of health issues.
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Heavy on acronyms. Very informative.
Victoria Pike
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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I would highly recommend that anyone with breasts, or knowing anyone with them, read the book "The Big Squeeze: A social and political history of the controversial mammogram" by Handel Reynolds, MD.

It's been kind of a stiff read for me filled with names and dates I will likely never remember because my brain doesn't like to retain such things, but for a 94 page book plus 18 pages of notes/bibliography it is informative and well written and a topic we should all have at least a little time for.
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Well researched and well written book by Dr. Handel Reynolds.

It was so refreshing to actually see his desperation to have the healthcare industry remain transparent with us, the consumers.

This was a no-holds-barred book.

Dr. Reynolds earned the prestigious award of Book of the Year within 6 months of publication.

Online news indicate that Dr. Reynolds will not be writing any other books. Sadly, he died on June 14, 2013.

A transparent, dedicated, compassionate, researcher, speaker, author and doctor
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