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A Statistical Study Of The Coincidence Of Malignancy And Tuberculosis

CARL H. FORTUNE, A.B., M.D.
Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(5):495-500. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-495
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The existence of a correlation, positive or negative, between any two major diseases is a subject which intrigues the mind of physician, statistician, biologist and layman. Two such fatal diseases as tuberculosis and malignancy have offered for many years a natural field for research and for speculation; and the literature abounds with case reports, statistical analyses and opinions as to the balance which the writer thinks to exist between these two conditions. A recent (and in fact the first thorough and statistically adequate) study of a large body of carefully prepared material is that of Pearl,1 who concludes that "there

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