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When preparing a new medical book, the author or editor must first ascertain whether or not a suitable ecologic niche exists for it. If there are several other books on similar topics, a new book must be sufficiently unique to justify its publication. Although there were no clinical oncology books before the publication of Holland and Frei's Cancer Medicine in 1973, at least five such general oncology books have been published since then. The editors of Head and Neck Management of the Cancer Patient attempt to present "in a comprehensive way current advances in the management of neoplasia and associated
Head and Neck Management of the Cancer Patient.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:438. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-438_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(3):438.
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