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Ann Intern Med. 1929;3(5):501-503. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-501
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The view that there is an antagonism between cancer and tuberculosis is probably due chiefly to the teachings of Rokitansky, who wholly on the grounds of an extensive gross pathological experience concluded that there was a definite antagonism between active, florid tuberculosis and cancer. He especially emphasized the fact that cancer is only rarely found at those sites where tuberculosis most frequently occurs, as the lungs, for example; and that conversely the most favorite sites of cancer as, for example, the esophagus, stomach, rectum and ovary, are only rarely the seat of tuberculosis. An extensive literature on this subject has



cancer ; tuberculosis

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