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November 11, 1939

Relation of Trauma to New Growths: Medico-Legal Aspects

JAMA. 1939;113(20):1835. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800450057033

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Abstract

The author has accomplished a comprehensive review of a subject which is greatly in need of clarification. His approach to the problem is orderly. Following introductory references to historical aspects of the relation of trauma to cancer, the first chapters cover general phases of the subject, notable among which are those in reference to a classification of trauma and to the single trauma and aggravation controversies. This division of the book is concluded by an excellent presentation of the postulates which must be given consideration in determining the causative relationships between a malignant growth and previous injury. The remainder of the volume represents individual reviews of cancer in relation to occupation, medicolegal proof that trauma is the etiologic factor in a particular instance, and malignant disease following trauma involving various anatomic structures and systems, all of which are well developed. The work as a whole constitutes an excellent source of

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