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April 27, 1907

Tumors, Innocent and Malignant. Their Clinical Character and Appropriate Treatment.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1453-1454. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520430065024

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This book, now in its fourth edition, is of value chiefly because of the interesting manner in which a varied clinical experience with tumors has been utilized in the presentation of the subjects discussed. In no sense, however, is the work complete, and it is far from being up to date. Histologic considerations are scanty and uninstructive, and the majority of the illustrations of microscopic sections are pathetically poor. The important features of tumor biology are entirely neglected, or discussed in a most superficial manner, and the author disregards almost entirely the essential features of histogenesis. A few references are attached to each chapter; but they are of little value, consisting of a most haphazard collection of articles, largely reports of single cases in British literature, while important contributions and bibliographic collections written in other lands are largely overlooked. From the standpoint of the pathologist this book contains little that

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