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May 25, 1946

The Manual of the M. D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research

JAMA. 1946;131(4):365. doi:10.1001/jama.1946.02870210101026

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Abstract

This brochure, the first publication of the sort by the M. D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research, has been prepared under the auspices of the University of Texas School of Medicine. It is a concise, briefly written book which enumerates, somewhat categorically, the various kinds of cancer and the methods of diagnosis and treatment. The manual is not intended as a comprehensive treatise. Its purpose, as indicated in its foreword, is to acquaint general practitioners, who are assumed to have cursory knowledge of the cancer problem, with the newest developments in cancer. The source of the material is the published experience of those surgeons, radiologists and pathologists who have been intimately associated with cancer diagnosis and therapy. The data and information in the contents have been augmented with the criticisms and suggestions of members of the clinical staff of the M. D. Anderson Hospital. For a publication of this nature,

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