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April 1, 1974

Major Problems in Childhood Cancer

Author Affiliations

University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville

JAMA. 1974;228(1):104. doi:10.1001/jama.1974.03230260074044

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In their preface the editors state that the material in this book was selected on the basis of its clinical relevance and value to the practitioner. The chapters are clinically oriented and are not intended to be comprehensive reviews of the topics discussed. They have fulfilled this purpose admirably. The contributors, well selected, have carried out the stated purposes. They do not overlap in their coverage of material, and have adhered strictly to the clinical approach.

The chapters are well titled, with appropriate headings. The format of each chapter is the same, starting with a brief but concise definition of the topic, with statistical information followed by the pathophysiology, clinical features, diagnostic approach, laboratory evaluation and treatment, and ending with the prognosis. Each topic is extremely well-referenced and has an up to date and comprehensive list at the end of each chapter.

There are separate indices for authors and subject.