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June 4, 1938

II cancro della mammella: Studio anatomo-patologico e clinico

JAMA. 1938;110(23):1949-1950. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790230065035

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This small volume covers with considerable completeness the pathogenesis of cancer of the breast, discusses precancerous lesions, has an excellent chapter on the pathologic anatomy with clear photomicrographic illustrations, and surveys classification, bilateral carcinoma, carcinoma of the male mamma, symptomatology and treatment. An extensive bibliography not at all limited to Italian writers is appended. The recent experimental work on the effects of the administration of endocrine substances in the causation of tumors in animals is surveyed. Attention is called to the fact that it was Wintz in 1920 who introduced the idea of roentgen sterilization as a part of the radiologic and surgical treatment of cancer of the breast, and the proposal of Steel that such sterilization be undertaken to prevent the possibility of pregnancy is commended. There are good chapters on grouping, cell secretion and the morphology and extent of the tumor in connection with prognosis. The proper technic

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