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The Berliner Verein für Innere Medizin held recently a joint session with the Deutsches Zentralkomitee zur Erforschung und Bekämpfung der Krebskrankheit, which offered an opportunity to consider the present status of the cancer problem from its various sides.Professor von Bergmann, the chairman, outlined a significant program for cancer research. He emphasized that in waging a crusade against cancer every individual scientific research will, in the end, be more significant and more successful than the greatest organizations, which have, to be sure, a pious desire but have not as yet the power of accomplishment.The various addresses showed plainly that, in recent decades, the work in the field of tumor research has taken on a peculiar aspect. Tumor research is today no longer dependent on other fields to which it was formerly attached and from which it was derived, but it has now its own methods and has,
BERLIN. JAMA. 1932;99(9):774–775. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740610072019