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In 1907 the first book about cancer for the general public appeared. It was called The Control of a Scourge because the publisher would not permit use of the word "cancer" in the title. As this prohibition lifted gradually over the following decades, the public was afforded increasing access to printed information about this formerly taboo subject. In recent years, several frank and thorough books about cancer have been published for the general public. Cancer Care: A Personal Guide is one of the best. The availability of books of this kind not only ensures complete and ready information; it also
Cancer Care. A Personal Guide.. Ann Intern Med. 1980;93:940–941. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-93-6-940_4
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1980;93(6):940-941.
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