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June 1937

Cancer and Diet

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1937;35(6):1208. doi:10.1001/archderm.1937.01470240200026

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The author of this volume records and reviews in a well coordinated manner an enormous amount of data compiled over a quarter of a century and procured from all parts of the world. He is a statistician of wide experience and fully appreciates the limitations of this type of research, avoiding the common fallacy of allowing personal opinion to influence his interpretations and conclusions. Of interest to dermatologists is frequent reference to the late L. Duncan Bulkley, many of whose carcinogenic theories, the author feels, were influenced by prejudice and lack of observation of a sufficient number of cases.

The student interested in the significance of metabolic irregularities and biochemical changes in patients with cancer will find this book a valuable reference, as it covers every conceivable phase of relationship of cancer to diet. It includes separate author and subject indexes. The appendix contains tables and miscellaneous matter

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