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Recognition of medical oncology as a subspecialty of internal medicine is less than a decade old. With the recent well publicized advances in the chemotherapeutic management of malignant diseases the internist has become a coparticipant with the surgeon and radiotherapist, not only in potentially curative management, but more importantly in palliation of disease. Written for the nononcologist this book lacks much of the flavor and purpose of oncology. The biology of cancer is complex, not only as a result of the myriad of anatomical sites of origin, but because of the wide range of systemic manifestations. Unfortunately, in texts on
Medical Oncology.. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:591. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-4-591_1
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