The problem of cancer has, in the past few years, been taken from the realm of darkness and dragged into the public eye. This is the same path that has been followed by poliomyelitis, syphilis, tuberculosis, and many other diseases having both a physical and social implication. A large part of the responsibility for bringing this problem into the public eye has been given to the physician, who in his role as healer and public servant has worked steadfastly toward a better understanding of cancer, its diagnosis, and its treatment. This attitude on the part of the physician toward education, early diagnosis, and treatment is in direct contrast to his actions concerning his own situation in this matter.
The most important sources of professional education and information are schools of medicine and those hospitals having a residency-training program, but beyond these the American Cancer Society conducts an extensive professional education
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