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November 8, 1958

Tumors of the Soft Somatic Tissues: A Clinical Treatise

JAMA. 1958;168(10):1420. doi:10.1001/jama.1958.03000100122027

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This comprehensive textbook discusses the clinical management of patients with soft somatic tumors in connective tissues, fat, smooth and striated muscle, fascia, synovia, blood and lymph vessels, and nerve tissues. Each tumor type is discussed, and features that differentiate benign from cancerous growths are presented. The monograph reflects the results of treatment in a group practice during 25 years. It contains six sections: (1) history, classification, incidence, hereditary and congenital occurrence, role of trauma and other etiologic factors, and cancerous evolution of a benign growth; ( 2 ) techniques of wide local excision and other details of amputation; (3) treatment of specific tumors and tumor-like or preneoplastic proliferations; (4) sarcomas of infants and children, their treatment and results; (5) the principles of therapy of these tumors in such locations as the neck, abdominal wall, buttocks, and retroperitoneum; and ( 6 ) therapeutic results and an analysis of the factors that influence prognosis. The chapters

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