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May 1927


Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;5(5):465. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00600010491012

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This book is one of a notable series of comprehensive monographs on cancer in the different regions of the body, published by The Librairie Doin, under the direction of Prof. H. Hartman and Prof. L. Berard, with the editorship of Dr. A. Chalier. These names are sufficient assurance of the high character of the work, and this volume is fully what might be expected.

The book is doubly welcome because of the well known facts, first, that esophageal cancer is by no means uncommon and, second, that it is associated with the highest mortality known in this dire disease. It is one of the greatest reproaches to modern medical science. Malignancy in this region calls for the closest study, in the hope that something may be done to reduce its mortality rate of 100 per cent.

The subject is considered systematically in seven well arranged sections: Anatomic and Operative

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