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November 4, 1916

Skin Cancer.

JAMA. 1916;LXVII(19):1389. doi:10.1001/jama.1916.02590190051028

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The larger part of this book is devoted to a description of the various tumors of the skin. In this Dr. Hazen has not confined himself strictly to malignant growths, but has considered in addition not only precancerous growths of the skin, but also numerous cutaneous tumors which are in no sense related to malignant growths, such as benign epithelial proliferations, and many benign connective tissue tumors— keloid, fibroma, neuroma, myoma, lipoma, etc.—lesions which have only the most remote relationship to malignant tumors. While these inclusions increase the usefulness of the book in some ways, they detract from it as discursive and not germane to its purpose. It is noted with surprise that the author considers sarcoid with sarcoma. This is particularly to be regretted, because it tends to increase the already existing confusion produced by the unhappy name sarcoid. Further, there is no reason to consider it with sarcoma,

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