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May 10, 1952

Cancer of the Esophagus and the Stomach

JAMA. 1952;149(2):207. doi:10.1001/jama.1952.02930190109036

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This monograph is a condensation of current knowledge of cancer of the esophagus and stomach. The personnel of the University of Minnesota library and members of the staff of the American Cancer Society contributed to its preparation.

From the literature concerning cancer of the upper portion of the digestive tract, the significant highlights have been extracted and arranged in logical sequence. Comment on the silent interval in cancer is followed by a consideration of cancer of the esophagus. The various possible lesions that confuse the picture are discussed in a chapter on diagnosis. Finally, illustrative case histories are given. This is followed by a discussion of the various surgical procedures that advancing science of surgery has evolved. Cancer of the stomach is discussed in the same manner. Consideration is given to pathology and precursors of gastric cancer. Under diagnosis, roentgenographic examination is recommended as the most reliable method available in

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