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September 30, 1939

Cancer: Causation, Prevention and Treatment

JAMA. 1939;113(14):1357. doi:10.1001/jama.1939.02800390079039

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In this treatise the author presents evidence which he believes establishes a relation between certain foods and cancer. He also emphasizes the effects of habits of modern civilization on the incidence of malignant disease. Certain clinical data are given, and a dietary treatment of cancer is suggested. Some interesting facts are noted concerning the incidence of cancer in different races. The author, who has traveled extensively, has made many personal observations in this respect. On the whole, the theories and conclusions, while interesting, will not withstand critical analysis and the student of this disease will ask for more convincing evidence before accepting the author's views on the cause and treatment of cancer.

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