August 1965

Chemotherapy of Cancer.

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Proceedings of an International Symposium, Lugano, 1964. Edited by Placidus A. Plattner, PhD. Price, $14. Pp 324, with 116 illustrations and 89 tables. Elsevier Publishing Company, Inc., 52 Vanderbilt Ave, New York, NY 10017, 1964.

Arch Intern Med. 1965;116(2):314-315. doi:10.1001/archinte.1965.03870020154039

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The discipline of cancer chemotherapy has scarcely a decade and a half of postnatal life; nevertheless, numerous authors have already contributed to a sizeable verbal monument. This volume is a testimonial to the editor, Placidus A. Plaffner, who is research director of F. Hoffman-LaRoche and Co., Ltd.

The international character of the meeting is attested to by the presence of speakers from a number of different geographic regions. The United States is well represented, as are various drug companies; a Hoffman-LaRoche.ab" was "picked up" by Hoffman-LaRoche. This volume could represent an interim publication between meetings of the International Congress Against Cancer. Of interest is the fact that this book was published in the same calendar year as the meeting, at most seven months from its denouement.

The tempo of the meeting was initiated by David Karnofsky (US) who painted a retrospective and prospective picture of cancer chemotherapy orientation.

The manner of

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