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dc.creatorAbboud, Carolina
dc.date2017-05-31en_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-31T18:02:58Z
dc.date.available2017-05-31T18:02:58Z
dc.date.created2017-05-31
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/11534
dc.description.abstractPercivall Pott was a physician in England during the eighteenth century who identified soot as the cause of chimney sweeps' scrotal cancer, later called testicular cancer. In the 1770s, Pott observed that scrotal cancer commonly afflicted chimney sweeps, the young boys sent up into chimneys to clean away the soot left over from fires, and he hypothesized that the soot inside chimneys might cause that type of cancer. Pott was one of the first doctors to identify some environmental factor as causing cancer. Pott's research helped chimney sweeps to prevent scrotal cancer by using protective clothing, and it also allowed for future research on environmental causes of cancers.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshPott, Percivall, 1714-1788en_US
dc.subject.lcshSt. Bartholomew's Hospital (London, England)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCompany of Surgeons (London, England)en_US
dc.subject.lcshCompany of Barber-Surgeons (London, England)en_US
dc.subject.lcshRoyal College of Surgeons in Londonen_US
dc.subject.lcshNourse, Edward, 1701-1761en_US
dc.subject.lcshCanceren_US
dc.subject.lcshChimney sweepsen_US
dc.subject.lcshChimney sweepersen_US
dc.subject.meshPott Puffy Tumoren_US
dc.subject.meshCarcinoma, Squamous Cellen_US
dc.subject.meshTuberculosis, Spinalen_US
dc.titlePercivall Pott (1714-1788)en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
dc.subject.tagCanceren_US
dc.subject.tagBiographyen_US
dc.description.typeArticlesen_US
dc.date.createdstandard2017-05-31en_US
dc.contributer.editorGleason, Kevinen_US


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