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March 13, 1926


JAMA. 1926;86(11):798. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02670370068019

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Cancer and Occupation  There has just been published by the Medical Research Council "An Investigation into the Statistics of Cancer in Different Trades and Professions," by Dr. Matthew Young and Mr. W. T. Russell, with the collaboration of Dr. John Brownlee and Dr. E. L. Collis. The results of the investigation are largely of a negative character. "It must be acknowledged," say the writers, "that, though confirmatory evidence has been obtained of some views already more or less generally accepted as to the close association of some types of cancer with exposure to particular risks incurred in certain forms of employment, e. g., chimney-sweeps' cancer and mule-spinners' cancer, evidence in support of such a connection between the nature of the employment and other forms of cancer, especially those localized internally, cannot be regarded as more than suggestive."

Filter-Passing Viruses  Dr. M. H. Gordon, F.R.S., in the whole-time service of the

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