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This short, compactly written paper is intended to present the present day responsibilities of the internist to the patient upon whom a diagnosis of cancer has already been made, as well as to indicate certain preventive measures which fall within the province of the general practitioner. The wise physician guards his patients as far as possible against chronic irritation; and such possible etiological factors as infected antra; decayed and carious teeth; ill-fitting dental plates; chronic inflammatory lesions of cutaneous and mucosal surfaces; cervical lacerations; "lumps" in lymph-node areas, breast, sub-cutaneous tissues and muscles, may all properly receive attention. The possibility
The Medical Care of the Cancer Patient.. Ann Intern Med. ;4:1352–1353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-10-1352_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1931;4(10):1352-1353.
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