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June 30, 1962

Oncogenic Viruses

JAMA. 1962;180(13):1150. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050260072023

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Abstract

In view of the current widespread interest in the role of viruses in malignancies, this monograph is of considerable importance. Dr. Gross has devoted many years to the study of this problem and has liberally drawn on his experience in the development of the material covered. The book is organized into 11 chapters with most of them dealing with specific subjects such as Rous sarcoma, mouse leukemia, polyoma virus, etc. The style is chiefly historical and personal in approach, a pleasant diversion from the manner in which scientific data are currently treated. An interest in the investigators as people, as well as in their work, is apparent from the many photographs and references. The bibliography is comprehensive, for the material covered and articles published as recently as 1960 are included. The black and white photographs of experimental animal preparations and electron micrographs have been well reproduced in the main. The

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