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April 9, 1932

Tumours of the Breast Their Pathology, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1932;98(15):1325. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730410089032

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This volume, growing out of the authors' wide experience, should prove a valuable work of reference to surgeon and pathologist alike. The illustrations include eighteen colored plates and many reproductions of photomicrographs. The value of whole sections of the breast is stressed throughout the book, and the technic for making whole sections is described in the appendix. The subject matter is concerned not only with tumors of the breast in the strict sense but also with the various types of epithelial hyperplasia, some of which may be precursors of epithelial new growths. A sharp distinction is drawn between the non-cyst-producing type of desquamative epithelial hyperplasia designated as mazoplasia and the cystproducing or cystiphorous type. The former is usually described as chronic mastitis, but because of its almost universal occurrence in the breasts of women, especially married women, it is regarded by the authors as a physiologic remnant of a previous