CLARK W. HEATH JR., M.D.
More than any other tumor, Hodgkin's disease resembles infectious disease. Until recently this resemblance has largely been a matter of histology and clinical symptoms. A year ago, however, Vianna, Greenwald, and Davies presented preliminary data' suggesting that epidemiologic similarities may also exist (1). In this issue they detail their findings. Starting with a student group at one Albany, New York, high school they have, by various means, confirmed among these students, their contacts, and their contacts' contacts a total of 31 cases of Hodgkin's disease and 3 cases of other lymphomas diagnosed between 1948 and 1971.
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HEATH CW. The Epidemiology of Hodgkin's Disease. Ann Intern Med. ;77:313–314. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-77-2-313
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1972;77(2):313-314.
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