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February 5, 1927

Der heutige Stand der Lehre von den Geschwülsten.

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Von Professor Dr. Carl Sternberg. Abhandlungen aus dem Gesamtgebiet der Medizin. Second edition. Paper. Price, 7,50 marks. Pp. 136, with 21 illustrations. Vienna: Julius Springer, 1926.

JAMA. 1927;88(6):428-429. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680320064040

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The main contribution of this manual is the splendid general consideration of the subject of tumors occupying the first and larger part. It includes the most modern views of the place tumor growth has among diseases, with brief references to the opinions expressed from time to time by conspicuous German pathologists. The first part also reviews such matters as the spontaneous healing of malignant tumors; the relation between tumor growth and pregnancy and its relation topographically to tuberculosis; tumor metastasis and cachexia; the chemistry of malignant tumors; the experimental production of tumors, and primary multiple tumors. There is a good account of the statements made by various writers about the development of cancer in gastric ulcers, and of ulcers in gastric cancers. The worthlessness of all statistics regarding cancer is again emphasized with competent reasons. In all these short subdivisions of the general subject there is abundant evidence that the

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