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Books:
  • Lerner BH. Contagion and Confinement: Controlling Tuberculosis Along the Skid Road. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 1998 (cloth).
  • Lerner BH. The Breast Cancer Wars: Hope, Fear and the Pursuit of a Cure in Twentieth-Century America. New York: Oxford University Press; 2001 (cloth), 2003 (paperback).
  • Lerner BH. When Illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press; 2006.
Selected peer-reviewed publications:
  • Lerner BH. Scientific evidence versus therapeutic demand: the introduction of the sulfonamides revisited. Ann Intern Med 1991;115:315-20.
  • Lerner BH. The perils of 'x-ray vision': how radiographs have historically influenced perception. Perspect Biol Med 1992;35:382-97.
  • Lerner BH. New York City's tuberculosis control efforts: the historical limitations of the "war on consumption." Am J Public Health 1993;83:758-66.
  • Lerner BH. Constructing medical indications: the sterilization of women with heart disease and tuberculosis, 1905-1935. J Hist Med Allied Sci 1994;49:362-79.
  • Lerner BH, Rothman DJ. Medicine and the Holocaust: learning more of the lessons [editorial]. Ann Intern Med 1995;122:793-4.
  • Lerner BH. Can stress cause disease? Revisiting the tuberculosis research of Thomas Holmes, 1949-61. Ann Intern Med 1996;124:673-80.
  • Lerner BH. From careless consumptives to recalcitrant patients: the historical construction of noncompliance. Soc Sci Med 1997;45:1423-31.
  • Lerner BH. Fighting the war on breast cancer: debates over early detection, 1945 to the present. Ann Intern Med 1998;129:74-8.
  • Lerner BH, Gulick RM, Dubler NN. Rethinking nonadherence: historical perspectives on triple-drug therapy for HIV disease. Ann Intern Med 1998;129:573-8.
  • Lerner BH. Catching patients: tuberculosis and detention in the 1990s. Chest 1999;115:236-41.
  • Lerner BH. Great expectations: historical perspectives on genetic breast cancer testing. Am J Public Health 1999;89:938-44.
  • Lerner BH. From Laennec to Lobotomy: teaching medical history at academic medical centers. Am J Med Sci 2000;319:279-284.
  • Lerner BH. The illness and death of Eva Peron: cancer, politics and secrecy. Lancet 2000;355:1988-91.
  • Lerner BH. Revisiting the death of Eleanor Roosevelt: Was the diagnosis of tuberculosis missed? Int J Tuberc Lung Dis 2001;5:1080-5.
  • Lerner BH. No shrinking violet: Rose Kushner and the Rise of American breast cancer activism. West J Med 2001;174:362-365.
  • Lerner BH. First,You Cry, 25 years later. J Clin Onc 2001;19:2967-2969.
  • Lerner BH. When statistics provide unsatisfying answers: revisiting the breast self-examination controversy. Canad Med Assoc J 2002;166:199-201.
  • Lerner BH. Breast cancer activism: past lessons, future directions. Nat Rev Cancer 2002;2:225-230.
  • Lerner BH. To see today with the eyes of tomorrow: a history of screening mammography. Canad Bull Med Hist 2003;20:299-321.
  • Lerner BH. Beyond informed consent: did cancer patients challenge their physicians in the post-World War II era? J Hist Med Allied Sci (in press).
  • Lerner BH. Sins of omission: cancer research without informed consent. N Engl J Med 2004;351:628-30.
  • Lerner BH. Last-ditch medical therapy revisiting lobotomy. N Engl J Med 2005;353:119-21.
  • Lerner BH. Remembering Berton Roueche master of medical mysteries. N Engl J Med 2005;353:2428-31.




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