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February 27, 1937

Die Wege und Ergebnisse chemischer Krebsforschung

JAMA. 1937;108(9):756. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780090068031

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This is an elaborate and comprehensive book dealing with all phases of the relationship of cancer to chemistry in the broadest meaning of both words. It deals with the chemical aspects of cancer etiology, diagnosis and therapy. The broad scope of the book can be seen from the subjects of its chapters: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, ferments, nutrition and vitamins, tumor metabolism, endocrine glands and hormones, immunology, and biologic and chemical tumor diagnosis. Although one might believe it impossible to cover this enormous field adequately in such a comparatively short presentation, this has been accomplished not only by an enumeration of the facts but always with an effort to give a critical evaluation of these facts. Naturally, the value of the chapters is not equal, depending on the actual state of our knowledge as well as on the special interest and experience of the authors. In spite of

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