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Early Diagnosis of Gastric Carcinoma*

Ann Intern Med. 1927;1(3):137-144. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-1-3-137
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The seat of a large percentage of carcinomata is the stomach. For example, Reiche's Hamburg statistics show that 50.2 percent, of all cancers are gastric (1). The limits of this paper will not permit of a full discussion of the nature of carcinoma. It may be pointed out that the hypothesis of Dr. Guy and Mr. Barnard (2) that cancer is due to an ultra-microscopic, extrinsic virus, requires further confirmation before it can be accepted, since "it has not yet been possible to produce the disease with artificial culture of it." The researches of these investigators, however, aroused intense interest


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