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December 30, 1939

Cancer of the Colon and Rectum: Its Diagnosis and Treatment

JAMA. 1939;113(27):2447. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800520072025

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This monograph is a model of authoritative statement on a subject in which the authors have had wide experience and therefore becomes an important contribution to the subject. While no particularly new points of view or methods are advanced, the authors have selected from the literature the most important contributions of English and American surgeons and have clearly depicted them and at the same time have elaborated their own experiences in an orderly and systematic manner. Splendid printing and illustrations on fine paper, easily readable tables, and thorough and detailed consideration of the many phases of the subject make the monograph invaluable to any surgeon interested in the subject. For the general medical man the monograph offers an opportunity to learn in an authoritative way the early symptoms, the diagnosis, procedures, the treatment and the prognosis of carcinoma of the rectum and colon. In view of the fact that about

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