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August 1970

Cancer of the Digestive Tract: Clinical Management.

Arch Intern Med. 1970;126(2):343. doi:10.1001/archinte.1970.00310080149043

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This volume discusses the diagnosis and curative and palliative treatment of the various types of cancer of the digestive tract. Two chapters on carcinoma of the stomach and small intestine are written by Everson and the chapter on carcinoma of the colon by Cole. The eight additional chapters dealing with other sites of cancer in the gastrointestinal tract are written by individual authors, selected for their specialized knowledge and experience in the field. The overall volume has been carefully edited to present continuity from chapter to chapter, and each chapter provides a fairly extensive and well-chosen listing of references. The book, in my opinion, provides information that makes it valuable both as a reference and as a working text for those concerned with problems of cancer of the digestive tract. The chapter on chemotherapy and the one on irradiation therapy contribute significantly to the completeness of the text relative to

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