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February 9, 1957

Diseases of the Breast

JAMA. 1957;163(6):511. doi:10.1001/jama.1957.02970410101030

This well-written comprehensive book is the product of years of the author's experience and painstaking study on the wards, in the operating room, and in the pathological and experimental laboratory. It manifests an uncommon intellectual curiosity and devotion to detail on the part of the author, who has made an effort to separate fact from the clinical impression, theory, and fancy found in the literature and to correlate it with the carefully compiled data from the Presbyterian and Francis Delafield hospitals and from his private practice. The extensive bibliography is described as "selected." The author may give the impression of being dogmatic at times, but in most instances the background of fact and reasoning behind his conclusions is apparent. One need not agree with all the ideas presented to appreciate their importance. The classification of benign diseases is simple and clear. Some may consider it oversimplified, but it eliminates the

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