June 1926

The Pathology of Tumors.

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By E. H. Kettle, M.D., B.S., London. Second Edition. New York: Paul B. Hoeber, 1925.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1926;37(6):866. doi:10.1001/archinte.1926.00120240138014

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As stated in the preface, the plan of this book is to provide a manual for students that will contain the generally accepted teaching on the pathology of tumors without the mass of detail necessary in a larger work of reference.

The author has no doubt succeeded in doing this and the book will serve a real need in the presentation of this subject to students, especially in primary and optional courses in pathology. For a work of this kind the illustrations are satisfactory and are relatively numerous.

There are short chapters on the etiology of cancer and on the experimental study of cancer, but most of the book is given over to the classification of tumors and a description of the standard types. Ofter these descriptions are so terse that they are of little or no value.

There is a brief presentation of the work of Peyton Rous and

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