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August 15, 1891

Lectures on Tumors, from a Clinical Standpoint.

JAMA. 1891;XVII(7):274-275. doi:10.1001/jama.1891.02410850038011

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This book, which is intended for the use of students, is the substance of twelve unpublished lectures on tumors, delivered at the Georgetown University in Washington. There are many books descriptive of the pathology of tumors, but few combine the clinical observations necessary to an understanding of their treatment. This, the little book undertakes to do, and each in the long list of tumors mentioned in the accepted nomenclature, are spoken of briefly, and the symptomatology, diagnosis and treatment given. The book is said by our author to be really the introduction to a larger work on tumors of the regions which, in connection with other well-known writers, he has in preparation. In regard to nomenclature and classification, he adheres to that of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, stating that while that is not at present the ideal classification, yet we must have some standard,and moreover, at the

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