This volume contains an advanced level discussion on the appropriateness of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) in modern postmenopausal women on the basis of the current evidence provided by recent epidemiological studies. It addresses all aspects of benefits and risks associated with HRT, including issues concerning psychology, the cardiovascular system, bone structure, and carcinogenesis. It focuses, however, on cancer risk and on risk of breast cancer in particular. In doing so, it provides a detailed discussion of the pathobiological features of breast cancer, concluding that the evidence provided by epidemiological studies is in conflict with the biological growth features of breast cancer. It advocates further epidemiological studies which incorporate pathobiological assessments.
Because agriculture was until recently man's dominant occupation, scholars have traditionally drawn little attention to its immense historical importance. The essays in this book redress this balance, and illustrate the significance of the western world's escape from an overwhelmingly agrarian condition. It is therefore an ideal work for encouraging those concerned with current problems to perceive agricultural development as professional historians see it, and to question the oversimplified historical analogies commonly employed in development economics.
Presenting historical examples of change within particular agricultural systems, and discussing their implications for national economic development, both social scientists and planners less concerned with historical revision will have equal reason to welcome these case studies of the long-run interaction of agrarian change and economic activity. This classic book was first published in 1969.