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June 1972

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Arch Surg. 1972;104(6):858. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1972.04180060106031

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Abstract

National Conference on Cancer Chemotherapy.  —The National Conference on Cancer Chemotherapy, sponsored by the American Cancer Society and National Cancer Institute, will be held at the Biltmore Hotel, New York City, from June 1 through 3, 1972.All members of the medical and related professions, research investigators, and medical students are invited to attend. There is no registration fee, but preregistration is requested.For further information, write to Sidney L. Arje, MD, Coordinator, National Conference on Cancer Chemotherapy, c/o American Cancer Society, 219 E 42nd St, New York 10017.

Special Commentary 

Defensive Medicine.  —The number of medical malpractice suits has been increasing each decade since 1930 by a factor of ten. The average cost per claim in Los Angeles has risen from $3,478 in 1957 to $13,325 in 1970. This has been due to the increased cost of medical care and the ability of the courts to decide for the

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