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January 27, 1940

Tumors of the Skin: Benign and Malignant

JAMA. 1940;114(4):351. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810040061037

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The author's purpose in presenting in a single volume his experience of many years in the diagnosis and successful treatment of tumors of the skin has been admirably achieved and is almost monographic in its scope. The clinical and pathologic features of the precancerous and cancerous lesions of the skin are carefully correlated by the text and the accompanying illustrations. The therapeutic principles emphasize both the relative importance of surgical procedures and the necessary technical knowledge in the modern adaptation of roentgen and radium therapy to the cure of cutaneous cancer. There are valuable charts and tables on radiation dosage in the appendix. The individual case reports are instructive and the numerous diagrammatic examples will be found helpful in dealing with epitheliomas in special locations. Of particular value to the dermatologist and radiotherapist are the sections on carcinoma of the lip, mouth and genitalia. The surgeon will find many useful

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