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January 9, 1932

EDUCATION IN COMBATING CANCER AND THE USE OF CANCER HOSPITALS

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New York Managing Director, American Society for the Control of Cancer

JAMA. 1932;98(2):162-163. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730280070030

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —The interesting and significant comment of the regular correspondent of the American Medical Association, submitted from Berlin under date of Sept. 7, 1931, and appearing in the October 24 issue of The Journal, brings out some important differences between the situation there as regards the cancer problem and that existing in this country.The first item of importance is the fact that the German "cancer control" groups are pledged primarily to "promote research on a cure for cancer." In this respect they somewhat resemble the British organizations, which spend a considerable portion of their income on the subsidy of research. In our country the objectives of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, as stated in its articles of incorporation, are as follows: "To collect, collate and disseminate information concerning the symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of cancer; to investigate the conditions under which cancer is

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