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February 18, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(7):557-558. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690340059028

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Changes in Cancer and in Precancerous Conditions  Before the Academy of Medicine, Sloss and Reding recently presented researches to show that changes in the sugar regulatory mechanism are manifest in the precancerous stage; they differ from the changes of the cancerous stage only in the matter of intensity. In avowedly cancerous subjects there is a more or less accentuated disturbance of sugar regulation. This disorder is manifested by the considerable height and by the retardation of the peak of the hyperglycemia curve; also by the duration of the phase of hyperglycemia. The disorder is not affected by the site of the tumor or by its histologic nature. Radiologic treatment exerts a profound and durable influence on the sugar regulatory mechanism in cancerous subjects, and the action varies with the clinical effect obtained.

Antituberculosis Vaccination by the B C G Vaccine  Before the Congrès international d'hygiène, Dr. Van Beneden reported recently

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