ALDRED SCOTT WARTHIN
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If one may judge from the literature, all of the animal experimental work on the heredity of cancer susceptibility has not made a very deep impression on the general medical mind, because in very few textbooks on pathology and special works on cancer, and in the propaganda literature of associations for the prevention or control of cancer, very little, if any, emphasis is laid upon the part played by heredity in the etiology of neoplasms. As far as our present statistics concerning the heredity of cancer in man are concerned, I believe that they have very little value indeed. No
WARTHIN AS. Heredity of Carcinoma in Man1. Ann Intern Med. ;4:681–696. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-7-681
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(7):681-696.
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