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October 23, 1954

Cancer: Diagnosis, Treatment, and Prognosis

JAMA. 1954;156(8):800. doi:10.1001/jama.1954.02950080048029

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Abstract

This second edition is a thorough revision of the first. Certain chapters have been rewritten, and additions have been made to others. Part 1 of the text has an introductory chapter on cancer, and chapters on research (by Michael B. Shimkin), on pathology, on surgery (by Eugene M. Bricker), and on radiotherapy. Part 2 has chapters devoted to cancer of the skin, respiratory and upper digestive systems, digestive tract, genito-urinary tract, male genital organs, female genital organs, mammary gland, and eye; tumors of the thyroid, mediastinum, and suprarenal glands; malignant tumors of bone; sarcoma of the soft tissues; Hodgkin's disease; and leukemia. Each cancerous disease is discussed in the general sequence of anatomy, incidence and etiology, pathology, clinical evolution, diagnosis, radiological and surgical treatment, and prognosis. The text has many charts, drawings, photographs, photomicrographs, and color reproductions. Many of the photographs and photomicrographs are of good quality. The broad scope

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