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June 1953

Gastric Cancer.

AMA Arch Intern Med. 1953;91(6):822. doi:10.1001/archinte.1953.00240180131029

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As the author states in the preface of this monograph, it is not possible in the brief span of 300 pages to cover completely a field in which so much work has been done over the years; the goal, therefore, is a succinct summary. The book represents a tremendous amount of effort and the experience of a lifetime together with a summary of numerous opinions of other workers. There is little critical analysis. The author describes many subjects with which he is not intimately acquainted. This is especially evident in the sections on pathology, gastroscopy, and exfoliative cytology. There are 20 plates in the chapter on pathology; 10 of these are pictures of squamous carcinoma, but there is no reference whatsoever in the chapter to this rare entity. The proofreading is faulty, for at least one of the x-ray films is printed upside down and some of the references are

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