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HIST 143J/HSHM 412 History of Cancer: Home

This guide, developed for HIST 143J/HSHM 412 THE LONG WAR AGAINST CANCER: CANCER AND THE HISTORY OF BIOMEDICINE, acts as a starting point for research in the history of cancer.


Looking for sources on the history of cancer?  Start here for an in-depth look at the resources Yale has, and beyond. Click on the tabs above to find scholarly books, journal articles and other secondary texts, primary-source documents, and credible web sites about cancer.

This film entitled "Cancer" was produced by Encyclopedia Britannica Films, in collaboration with William B. Wartman, M.D., School of Medicine, Northwestern University. Producer: Warren P. Everote.  You can find other films at the Moving Image Archive.

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Melissa Grafe
John R. Bumstead Librarian for Medical History
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
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New Haven, CT 06510