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July 1970

Tobacco and Your Health: The Smoking Controversy.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(1):178. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310070180039

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Here is probably the best and most readable book available for those many people who are still wondering if it is true that cigarette smoking commonly causes emphysema of the lungs, cancer—particularly of the lungs, and a number of other serious diseases. The book is by Harold S. Diehl, who for 23 years was Professor of Public Health and Dean of the Medical School at the University of Minnesota. In 1958, he went to the American Cancer Society as a senior vice-president for research and medical affairs. In the last ten years, he has been especially interested in the effects of smoking on health, and he knows well the results of the many studies that have been made on the carcinogens that are found in tobacco smoke.

Diehl has a picture showing the large cancer that quickly developed in a little hamster when a pellet of benzpyrene from tobacco smoke

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