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August 11, 1956

Pulmonary Carcinoma: Pathogenesis, Diagnosis, and Treatment

JAMA. 1956;161(15):1515. doi:10.1001/jama.1956.02970150083026

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Because of the tremendous increase in the incidence of lung cancer, this monograph is timely. It is well written, and there is a complete consideration of the subject from every aspect. Various contributors have written chapters, and this adds greatly to the value of the book. The initial chapter by C. P. Rhoads on modern concepts of cancer research is well done. The chapter on the biology of cancer with special reference to lung cancer is admirably written by W. E. Smith. Environmental and occupational factors in the development of lung cancer are considered by Dr. E. C. Hammond and Dr. Willard Machle. The chapter on pathological aspects of the lung, which was written by A. A. Liebow, is complete and well illustrated. In addition to frank cancer of the lung, atypical proliferation in carcinoma in situ is well described. The clinical aspects of the disease are described by internists,

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