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October 21, 1939

THE SURGICAL ASPECTS OF CARCINOMA OF THE STOMACH: CLINICAL LECTURE AT ST. LOUIS SESSION

JAMA. 1939;113(17):1565-1568. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.72800420005009
Abstract

Over the seven year period from Jan. 1, 1931, to Jan. 1, 1938, there have been 10,458 deaths from cancer of all forms in the state of Nebraska. The figures for 1938 are not yet available. Of these deaths cancer of the digestive tract and peritoneum furnished 5,519, or a little more than half the total deaths from cancer (table 1). The facilities of our state health department do not enable a complete breakdown of site and organ, but it is reasonable to assume that from one third to one half of the deaths from cancer of the digestive tract and peritoneum are due to cancer of the stomach. This makes approximately 2,000, or one fourth, of the deaths from cancer of all forms due to carcinoma of the stomach. With these facts in mind, it seemed worth while to make a study of the situation regarding cancer of the

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