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November 1944

GENETIC ASPECTS OF THE CANCER PROBLEMPRELIMINARY REPORT ON A SURVEY OF CONSTITUTION AS RELATED TO CANCER

Arch Surg. 1944;49(5):301-315. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1944.01230020310001
Abstract

FOREWORD  F. A. E. CREW, M.D., F.R.S.This survey of the biologic background of cancer is the first major attempt by this institute (the Bureau of Human Heredity) to present the results which can be achieved through the clearing house method. It has been made possible by international collaboration between the Bureau of Human Heredity and the Genetics Laboratory of Ohio State University. Both institutes are foci of much friendly cooperation between individual workers and numerous institutes.It is worth noting that the work was begun in London in 1940—the period of constant day and night air raids—and (owing to that fact) was transferred at short notice to the friendly institute which has fathered its completion. Enemy action caused three hundred references to be lost in transit, which were later replaced from duplicates.The Bureau of Human Heredity has been evolving the mechanism for such work as this on the

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