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September 5, 1931

Atti del secondo convegno nazionale, della Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro il Cancro. Bologna 4-5 Gennaio 1931.

JAMA. 1931;97(10):729. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730100053031

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This report is a well printed volume with some fine colored illustrations. In the first part are the usual addresses of welcome, lists of officers and members, and similar information common to all congresses. Then follows a series of symposiums. The first is on modern views of tumor etiology by Professor Rondoni; the next on cancer and tuberculosis by Professor Centanni; the third, the problem of constitutional susceptibility to cancer by Professor Benedetti; the fourth, a summary of the oncological imbalance and tissue chemotherapy in the biology of tumors by Professor Fichera; the fifth, a report by Professor Gallenga on the present organization and activities of the diagnostic and therapeutic cancer centers in Italy. The papers all have good bibliographies. The remainder of the volume is devoted to shorter reports on many phases of cancer, including the results of experimental investigations on animals, records of interesting types of tumors, discussions

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