Archive for October 7th, 2017

Before HPV there was common sense

The idea that a virus could cause cervical cancer is a relatively new one. In 1977  German virologist Harald zur Hausen claimed that the human papilloma virus – HPV known for causing warts could also cause cervical cancer. From then on all common sense flew out the window. Why and how the focus changed from an understanding of cervical cancer as a disease associated with social and environmental conditions  to a […]

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