In 1995, the world was shocked to discover that one of its most cherished garments, the bra, might be the leading cause of breast cancer. The bearers of these bold tidings were the husband and wife medical anthropologist team of Singer and Grismaijer, authors of the critically acclaimed book, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (Avery, NY 1995 and ISCD Press, 2002). And the worlds of medicine and fashion have never quite been the same since.
Well, they're back! Get It Off begins where Dressed To Kill left off, and then goes where no health book has gone before. Get It Off explores the cultural dimensions of breast cancer, holding a mirror up to the culture to examine the behaviors, values, and obsessions that are just as central to breast disease as are brassieres. The medium used to illustrate the cultural issues is a musical play, (without the music). Each scene in the play reflects a different facet of this cancer-causing culture, and is accompanied by insightful text analysis in clear, concise language. The effect is astounding, and has the power to change your life.
The end of the breast cancer epidemic is at hand. The solution is no longer a mystery. It just depends on a woman opening up her mind, her possibilities, and, most importantly, her bra.About the Author:
Sydney Ross Singer and Soma Grismaijer are a husband-and-wife research team dedicated to uncovering the lifestyle causes of disease. Medical anthropologists and co-authors of, Dressed To Kill: The Link Between Breast Cancer and Bras (Avery, 1995), Get It Up!, Get It Off!, and Get It Out!, (ISCD Press, 2000-2001) this dynamic duo is known worldwide for their willingness to stand up to the profit-oriented, treatment focused medical system.
Sydney Ross Singer received a B.S. in biology from the University of Utah in 1979. He then spent two years in the biochemistry Ph.D. program at Duke University, followed by another two years at Duke in the anthropology Ph.D. program, receiving a Masterís Degree. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) at Galveston, Texas on a full academic scholarship, where he spent one year in the medical humanities Ph.D. program, and received an additional two years training in medical school.
Soma Grismaijer received an associateís degree from the College of Marin in the behavioral sciences, and a bachelor of arts from Sonoma State University in environmental studies and planning. In addition, she is an American Board of Opticianry-certified optician. She has been the President and Executive Director of the Good Shepherd Foundation since 1980, a charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of human and animal suffering.
Together, Singer and Grismaijer started the Institute for the Study of Culturogenic Disease in 1991. Their first project was the M.D. (Medical Demystification) Crusade, informing the public of the hazards of medicine and how to prevent them. The Crusade included the Medication Side Effects Hotline, and a national lecture tour explaining the nature of doctors, medicine, and health. Following their research into the cause of breast cancer and the publication of Dressed To Kill, Singer and Grismaijer traveled around the world bringing their health message to millions of people. Currently, they are spearheading an international campaign to educate people about various culturogenic diseases, explaining how to prevent and cure a host of conditions considered a "mystery" by modern medicine . In addition, they have begun an Internet based SELF STUDY CENTER, at selfstudycenter.org, to help people practice health self-care by trying certain lifestyle changes.
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Book Description Iscd Pr, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # SONG1930858019
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