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This is a first-rate book for physicians and others concerned with cancer studies in which comparisons are made of case histories, groups of persons followed over time, and occurrence rates of various sorts—research approaches otherwise known as epidemiology. This discipline, though often underestimated, can provide important clues to the origins of disease, and can test hypotheses generated in the laboratory or at the bedside for their general applicability in man. The authors tell how to do it in the classical tradition, and in so doing, limit their audience to the partially initiated.
Though the book is concise, well-written, amply illustrated,
Cancer Epidemiology: Methods of Study.. Ann Intern Med. ;68:969. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-4-969_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(4):969.
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