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December 11, 1937

Cancer and Diet, with Facts and Observations on Related Subjects

JAMA. 1937;109(24):2013. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780500069034

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Abstract

This book is divided into five parts, not including a group of appendixes. The first part deals with the dietary theories of cancer; as the author says, it is a review of the statements of "more or less competent" authors on the question of the possible dietary or nutritional influence in cancer causation, treatment and control. The second part, which is devoted to the modern diet, deals with the author's hypothesis "that essential errors underlie the modern diet of civilized races, depending chiefly on modified foods from international sources." As a result it is felt that "far reaching changes in bodily functioning and metabolism are introduced which, extending over many years, are among the causes or conditions predisposing to the development of malignant new growths." The third part deals with cancer metabolism, the fourth with dietary facts concerning cancer patients. The fifth contains a general summary and conclusion. Under surgery

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