† The Standard Nomenclature of Diseases and Operations expedites the designation, classification, and coding of essential clinical information. It is encouraged and stressed as the preferred svstem for use in cancer clinics, as it is the only nomenclature currently maintained and acceptable to the many medical specialty organizations and groups. Two methods of filing are illustrated. The use of coding numbers makes it easy to locate all information of any particular type and gives excellent results in preparing summaries, following up cases, and accomplishing other essential purposes of a cancer register.
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