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February 12, 1955

Ciba Foundation Symposium on Leukaemia Research

JAMA. 1955;157(7):624. doi:10.1001/jama.1955.02950240062031

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This book represents the proceedings of a symposium held in London in November, 1953. Those participating in the meeting include many internationally known investigators in the field of tumor research. Each of the 20 papers is followed by an informal discussion. For the most part, these are concerned with basic observations on animal tumors and leukemia, with an attempt to cover only the recent advances of clinical chemotherapy for leukemia. Nevertheless, most aspects of basic research are covered either in the papers or in the discussions. Although each paper is a summarization of many years of careful work and much thought, enough detail is presented so that none is superficial. The bibliographies that follow each paper are pertinent and representative. There is an air of informality throughout; and the discussions, in particular, make for easy, pleasant reading. The last section entitled "Where Do We Go From Here?" is timely. Although

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