Curing Breast Cancer

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Breast Cancer is Curable

A breast cancer book from 1974? You have got to be kidding me! Maybe the holding library liked the groovy cover. I don’t need to say that this book in a health section of a modern public library is ridiculous. ¬†Not to mention, the pages were stained and falling out. The tape on the cover has a nice yellow tone as well.

Rule of thumb: Health materials are suspect after 5 or so years.  Perhaps when Marvella Bayh died a mere 5 years later from breast cancer should have been another sign to look closely at the medical collection. Breast cancer was finally getting noticed in the 70s as a significant health issue thanks to women like Marvella, as well as Betty Ford. Good choice in 1974, bad one for 2015.



Early Detection back cover

Early Detection

Breast exam


  1. This book was published the year I was born. I just barely remember the 70’s. I guess I’m lucky. Whoever designed the cover must have been taking some medicinal “herbs”, ha ha.

  2. This looks great for it’s time. The quotes from the terrified patients are so sad – no doubt many women at the time were simply too embarrassed to talk about it with their doctor.

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