November 1930

Some Aspects of the Cancer Problem.

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By W. Blair Bell. Price, $20. Pp. 5500. New York: William Wood & Company, 1930.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1930;46(5):898-899. doi:10.1001/archinte.1930.00140170159011

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This large volume is well printed and bound and lavishly illustrated. It is in large part simply a republication of a long series of papers published by the Liverpool Cancer Research organization. These papers are connected with a series of short notes by the editor, commenting on the purpose and the value of the work.

That portion of the work which leads up to the clinical treatment for cancer is of a high scientific caliber and represents studies in all the fields of medicine which the author believed would throw light on the problem of the origin of cancer and especially those studies which lead to treatment for cancer with lead salts.

In the clinical sections, however, the reader cannot but be left unimpressed with the results obtained. The last two papers by Bell and others will be discussed briefly, the results of the clinical work being summarized. In the

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