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March 11, 1944

The Biochemistry of Malignant Tumors

JAMA. 1944;124(11):741. doi:10.1001/jama.1944.02850110065035

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This book reviews the literature of biochemical research in the field of cancer to the end of 1941. It is an enlarged continuation of the book on the same subject published by the same authors in Vienna in 1936. The chapter captions will indicate the nature and scope of the contents: inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physical chemistry, enzymes, nutrition and vitamins, metabolism, endocrines, immunology, tumor origin and growth, tumor diagnosis. An enormous amount of material is reviewed. Thus the number of names in the author index is about 3,500. The work appears to have been well done. The book will facilitate a study of the literature of the biochemistry of cancer.

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