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September 13, 1965

Tumors of Bone and Soft Tissue

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Pittsburgh

 

A Collection of Papers Presented at the Eighth Annual Clinical Conference on Cancer, 1963, at the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, Houston, Texas. 448 pp, with illus. $13. Year Book Medical Publishers, 35 E Wacker Dr, Chicago 60601, 1965

JAMA. 1965;193(11):982. doi:10.1001/jama.1965.03090110120054

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Abstract

The title of this book does not do justice to its contents. The broad focus emphasizes many areas of diagnosis and treatment which are rarely a part of texts dealing with connective tissue neoplasms.

The radiologists present excellent sections on diagnosis and treatment of bone and soft-tissue tumors. Of particular interest is the section on systematic roentgen diagnosis of bone tumors. In this part Lodwick offers a system of roentgen diagnosis which he feels can yield proper identification of a tumor in 80% of cases. The treatment of sarcomas with radiation and tissue hypoxia are also discussed.

Robert A. Robinson presents a remarkably clear, concise section on the morphology and function of the cellular components of bone which is of interest to the more casual reader but particularly to those preparing for board examinations.

The treatment of sarcomas receives a complete survey which discusses the various disciplines currently in use

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