PHILIPPE SHUBIK, D.M., D.PHIL.; DAVID B. CLAYSON, PH.D.
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The most optimistic of investigators in environmental chemical carcinogenesis of 25 years ago could not possibly have foreseen the recognition now accorded to this area. Not only is the field one in which research is encouraged, but the practical applications of discoveries have become a major factor in public health programs. As might have been surmised, an overreaction to the new concepts of potential environmental hazard was inevitable. Obviously any group of persons faced with potential disaster from incompletely understood influences will initially allay their terrors by frantic action and consequential misjudgments.
The word "carcinogen" was once a scientific term
SHUBIK P, CLAYSON DB. Environmental Cancer and Chemical Agents 1976. Ann Intern Med. ;85:120–122. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-85-1-120
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1976;85(1):120-122.
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