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November 7, 1942


Author Affiliations

Director of Surgery, Grasslands and New Rochelle Hospitals; Attending Gynecologist and Obstetrician, Lawrence Hospital, Bronxville, N. Y.; Director, American Society for the Control of Cancer BRONXVILLE, N. Y.

JAMA. 1942;120(10):752-754. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830450024009

This paper presents a discussion of an actual practice directed toward the control of cancer in Westchester County, N. Y., population, half a million, an experiment the virtues of which have created a considerable interest abroad while developing within the county great comfort to members of families of low income and help to doctors in the care of patients usually encountered in distressing circumstances.

In 1928 Dr. Howard Canning Taylor Sr., then president of the American Society for the Control of Cancer, conceived the idea of extending the activities of that organization beyond cities possessing machinery for cancer education to sections of the country having no such equipment, hoping to develop a more optimistic attitude toward the outcome of the cancer diseases and to spread to adult populations such educational aids as might lead toward a recognition of the threat of cancer on the appearance of early symptoms. With this

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