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September 1, 1962

Early Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer

JAMA. 1962;181(9):807. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050350069032

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A serious gap has existed in the literature on cancer. Despite the enormous variety and number of impressive articles, journals, and books on cancer, there has been no single, compact volume available to the physician dealing with cancer as it ordinarily confronts him in his office and hospital practice. The defect is commendably remedied in this book.

As the title implies, Early Detection and Diagnosis of Cancer focuses the physician's attention on 2 crucial phases of the natural history of cancer: its silent, incipient stage when it can be detected only by means of a systematized, routine "cancer checkup," and that period when it is just beginning to declare its presence by means of symptoms which may seem relatively minor or insignificant.

In less than 300 pages of text, including 82 illustrations, the authors have compressed the essential facts regarding the detection and diagnosis of cancer by the practicing physician.

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