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June 1955

Proceedings of the Second National Cancer Conference: Volumes I and II.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1955;95(6):878-879. doi:10.1001/archinte.1955.00250120114031

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To attend and hear the papers of a National Cancer Conference is a great privilege to all interested in the problems of malignant disease. To those fortunately present, and more so to those unable to attend, the Proceedings are an amazing source of information and thoughts on cancer, both from the viewpoint of short summaries bringing general information up to date to that of current knowledge of possible etiology, behavior, and therapy and its results. A surgical resident with a recent gift of money to be used for the purchase of a book asked me which one would give the best information on cancer. I unhesitatingly recommended the two volumes I am reporting on here. They are comprehensive and written by men of longstanding investigative interest in various aspects of malignant disease. For instance, in the general sessions Dr. George Papanicolaou discusses the present status and future trends of exfoliative

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