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The postmortem incidence of primary carcinoma of the lung is steadily increasing, and this increase is real and absolute. Combined statistics show that primary carcinoma of the lung at autopsy from 1910 to 1919 comprised 0.44 per cent of autopsies, and 4.39 per cent of all cancers. Since 1920, primary carcinoma of the lung comprised 0.89 per cent of autopsies and 6.98 per cent of all cancers. Primary cancer of the lung is not as rare as was formerly believed. Because of its increased frequency, the clinician should give this affection serious consideration in differential diagnosis in patients of the
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Primary Carcinoma of the Lung.. Ann Intern Med. 1930;4:194–195. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-4-2-194_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1930;4(2):194-195.
Hematology/Oncology, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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