November 1964

Viruses, Nucleic Acids, and Cancer.

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Collection of papers presented at the 17th Annual Symposium for Fundamental Cancer Research. R. W. Cumley, Editor. Price, $16. Pp 659, with many illustrations. The Williams & Wilkins Co., 428 E Preston St, Baltimore, Md 21202, 1963.

Arch Intern Med. 1964;114(5):720-721. doi:10.1001/archinte.1964.03860110190042

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The scientists at the M. D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute are hosts each year to a selected group of investigators and an interested group of spectators who examine some phase of the cancer problem in depth and produce a written record of their deliberations. Every volume that has appeared has been of interest, but this year the result was one of the best. Virologists whose work is intimately connected with the cancer problem were able to view the results obtained by virologists whose major concern is virology per se, and the result is an amalgamation of all the resources that modern virology can mobilize.

With 44 separate presentations in seven sections it would be folly to attempt to catalog the papers by title or author, and only the broad outlines will be mentioned as they pertain to cancer.

Even the casual reader will soon discover that virology is no

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