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October 26, 1940

Cancer in Childhood and a Discussion of Certain Benign Tumors

JAMA. 1940;115(17):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810430069031

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This is a symposium on neoplastic diseases of children. It is a collection of papers which have been previously published almost entirely in the Journal of Pediatrics by various members of the staff of the Memorial Hospital and represents the experiences at this hospital for cancer and allied diseases. The book is introduced by two chapters which relate to the general aspect of childhood cancer and serve to unify an otherwise disjointed array of material. The first chapter is written by James Ewing and includes a review of those features of cancer peculiar to the young together with a concise survey of various related subjects. The chapters on the whole are brief and include, in addition to the first two, sections on tumors of bone, the leukemias and allied diseases, genito-urinary cancer, gynecologic cancer, cancer of the head and neck, and blood and lymph vessel tumors. Lack of balance, frequently

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