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March 6, 1937

Krebs und Krebsbekämpfung in Frankreich

JAMA. 1937;108(10):834. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780100064035

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This monograph, the author of which is connected with the German health office, is written in order to spread the knowledge of the French campaign against cancer and to draw practical conclusions for the organization of the German cancer campaign. It is authorized by the official German committee on cancer campaigns. Based on personal studies in the leading French cancer institutes, the author discusses the leading ideas and the principles of the French anticancer organization. In the first part he gives a sketch of the historical development of the conceptions of cancer pathology in France, as far as the understanding of these is necessary for the reasonable organization against this disease. In the second part the statistical data regarding the incidence of cancer in France and its importance as a public health problem are extensively discussed and carefully compared with the international conditions in this regard. The book definitely loses

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