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April 1976

Clinical Management of Cancer in Children,

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Rochester School of Medicine 601 Elmwood Ave Rochester, NY 14642

Am J Dis Child. 1976;130(4):451-452. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1976.02120050109032

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"It is to give the practicing pediatrician a better understanding of the modern approach to cancer that Clinical Management of Cancer in Children is presented," and within this context, this work fulfills its goal. One can ask, "Does such a limited object warrant the addition of another text to the exponentially increasing files of medical text?" "Perhaps," is my honest answer. The book contains 15 circumscribed essays with no real attempt at integration. Many were published previously in pediatric annals. The subjects cover a wide spectrum of pediatric oncology and the entire work can be read in two or three evenings. This, I feel, is its major strength. A pressured, practicing pediatrician can at least reexpose himself to a current summary of the field without a great deal of effort. The chapters are all understandable and well written. They are, however, rather superficial. It is this lack of depth that

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