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December 1968

Hodgkin's Disease.

Author Affiliations

USA San Antonio, Tex

Arch Intern Med. 1968;122(6):544. doi:10.1001/archinte.1968.00300100078027

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The epic tale of Hodgkin's disease is unfolded in admirable fashion in this compilation of material from many well-known authorities who discuss various aspects of this disease.

Although etiology still defies investigators, the histopathologic variations and the stages of development are well elaborated by Carver and Higgins in the first two chapters. Strategic scattering of microscopic pictures adds a tremendous advantage in facilitating understanding the subdivisions, past and present, of the pathological condition of this disease (as established at the International Symposium on Hodgkin's Disease held in 1965 in Rye, NY).

Immunologic aspects of Hodgkin's disease are depicted by Aisenberg in a manner that is complete in detail, yet easily comprehensible; this section alone makes the text a worthwhile addition to the already overwhelming library on neoplastic disease.

Peters and Ariel ably review current trends in radiotherapy of Hodgkin's disease. This is especially important since at the present state of

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