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May 11, 1929

Le cancer primitif du poumon: Etude anatomo-clinique. Par René Huguenin, préparateur du laboratoire d'anatomie pathologique de la Faculté.

JAMA. 1929;92(19):1624-1625. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700450056037

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The French pathologist Gustave Roussy has written a felicitous preface for this clinico-anatomic study from his laboratories and the clinical work administered by Rist. It has its origin in a great many articles by the author alone, or with others, which have appeared in French journals in the last few years dealing with pulmonary cancer and other intrathoracic tumors. Its aims are the presentation of a practical classification of carcinoma of the lungs and of methods for recognizing the different varieties early enough to start treatment appropriate for each particular form. The apparent absolute increase in cancer of the lungs during the last few decades has caused wide comment. For example, during five year periods beginning with 1896, the incidence in a total of 62,802 necropsies (twenty-five years) steadily increased as follows: 18, 40, 49, 67 and 108. Consequently this is a timely work. One of the remarkable peculiarities of

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