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It must be said first that this book has many of the faults commonly found in published proceedings of symposia—little in it is new, some is padded, much is overwritten, and most is dull. References are often absent or sparse, overabundant, and always in the abbreviated form that omits titles of papers. In addition, the book is expensive, poorly produced, and set in type that I find hard to read.
These defects are offset by some excellent papers. Shanmugaratnam gives a fair and balanced review of conflicting theories on the etiology of nasopharyngeal cancer. The influence of diet on the
Racial and Geographical Factors in Tumour Incidence.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:726–727. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-3-726_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(3):726-727.
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