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September 21, 1940

Cancer: A Manual for Practitioners

JAMA. 1940;115(12):1043. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810380073031

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This compact little volume, published by a committee representing the Massachusetts Medical Society and the American Society for the Control of Cancer, is notable for its unusual purpose and content. Written expressedly to present to the general practitioner a general survey of cancer together with information pertaining to the problem of early diagnosis and treatment, it serves also to stimulate an interest in the progress of cancer work and to point out the urgent need for an adequate program of control. It is of particular interest to practitioners in Massachusetts, since there is included an outline of the Massachusetts cancer program and a survey of the various facilities for diagnosis, therapy and research. In addition, distribution of this volume to practitioners of Massachusetts is made possible by funds obtained from the U. S. Public Health Service and by the Massachusetts branch of the Women's Field Army of the American Society

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