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As indicated in its preface, this book was written "to make available to the general practioner, internist, and general surgeon the essential information concerning cancer of all sites . . . (so) that they can appreciate the best approach to the management of an individual." The task is accomplished admirably; for even though this large volume is the work of 71 different contributors, it is an almost uniformly succinct and well-written exposition of cancer management.
Naturally with such multiple authorship there is some duplication of effort and occasional controversy. Neither are necessarily bad. Indeed such controversy in areas of therapeutic
Management of the Patient with Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. ;64:965. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-64-4-965_1
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