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August 26, 1905


JAMA. 1905;XLV(9):634-635. doi:10.1001/jama.1905.02510090056007

Recently there has appeared, by Drs. Bashford and Murray of England, an interesting and valuable report on the statistical investigation of cancer, published as one of the scientific reports of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, under the direction of the Royal College of Physicians of London and the Royal College of Surgeons of England. This work represents the accumulation of a large amount of statistics and has been made possible through the collaboration of the authorities of the metropolitan hospitals, the general registrar's office, various hospitals in Ireland, the officers of the Indian and colonial medical services and also members of the veterinary profession, as well as many public and private individuals.

Through the compilation many valuable and new facts appear which will at least modify our views on some phases of the cancer question.1 A few of these may be briefly noted:

One important indication from this study