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July 1966

Chemical Carcinogenesis and Cancers.

Arch Intern Med. 1966;118(1):92-93. doi:10.1001/archinte.1966.00290130094023

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This rather large reference text is devoted to one aspect of the general field of cancer research. The senior author has published a similar text in 1942 entitled Occupational Tumors and Allied Disease and is currently chief of the Environmental Cancer Section of the National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Md. The text is well supplied with detailed classification tables (158) and the 15 chapters are well indexed and supported by 2,472 references including 209 of the authors'.

The reader will find in this text a very complete review of one aspect of cancer study which unfortunately is not well correlated with the many other avenues of cancer research such as immunology, viruses, or biochemistry. A portion of the first chapter that reflects much of the philosophy of the text is as follows:

Cancers, like all other diseases, are not mysterious phenomena of spontaneous creation, but are the result of actions of

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