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March 31, 1962

Clinical Notes

JAMA. 1962;179(13):1026-1028. doi:10.1001/jama.1962.03050130030011

Familial Polyposis of the Colon and Gastric Carcinoma 

Concurrent Conditions in a 16-Year-Old Boy  Edward S. Murphy, M.D., Mario Mireles V., M.D., and Arturo Beltrán O., M.D., Mexico, D.F.IN AN ARTICLE published in 1955, concerning the frequency of carcinoma of the stomach in patients of different age groups, Crawford1 concluded that this disease is a malady of people of middle age or older and that it has its greatest incidence in civilized countries in which the life expectancy is greater than 60 years. In a study carried out in the province of Saskatchewan from 1945 through 1953, he found that 87.6% of the patients who were investigated in clinics and found to have gastric cancer were 50 years of age or older, 64.6% were 60 or more, and 30% were over 70 years of age. On the other hand, Cullingworth2 in 1877 reported a case of cancer