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The first edition of this book was published in 1940 at the request of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the American Cancer Society; a second edition appeared in 1950 under the auspices of the Massachusetts Division of the American Cancer Society. Both editions were distributed widely to physicians, medical students, public libraries, and cancer agencies. In the current edition all the chapters have been revised and several new ones added. About half of the book deals with specific organs and the remainder with general aspects of the cancer problem; specific neoplastic diseases, such as Hodgkin's disease and the leukemias; and special diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. Four chapters are devoted to cancer control activities. This compact volume endeavors to inform the general practitioner not only on the practical aspects of early diagnosis and treatment but also on the progress of cancer work generally and the broad aspects of cancer
Cancer: A Manual for Practitioners. JAMA. 1956;162(4):434. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970210174031
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