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Entering a subject of great controversy, Professor Kreyberg attempts in this monograph to classify, on the basis of histopathology, the types of tumors occurring in the lungs. He feels that a logical and fruitful classification must meet 3 prerequisites, namely: comprehensiveness—the completeness with which tumors are to be properly placed in definite categories; reproducibility—any competent pathologist could follow the classification; and biological consistency—tumors similarly classified have some important biological characteristics in common.
This publication contains the author's initial report for the WHO classification devised in 1958 and a continuation of the work of the WHO committee of which he was
Histological Lung Cancer Types, A Morphological and Biological Correlation.. Ann Intern Med. ;58:378. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-58-2-378_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1963;58(2):378.
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