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A Clinical Study of Etiology of Gastric and Esophageal Carcinoma.

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By CRAVER LLOYD F.. , M.D. (Am. Jr. Cancer. , 1932; , xvi:, 68.-102.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(9):1199. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-9-1199_1
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A group of 36 patients having cancer of the stomach and another group of 18 having cancer of the esophagus provide the clinical material used in this study. In addition to the family history, detailed inquiry was made in regard to 16 points in the previous life of each patient. Ten of these points were concerned with food factors, including the use of alcohol, water, size of meals, rapidity of eating, heat of ingesta, coarseness of foods, amount of seasoning, irregularity of meals, dental disease and presence or absence of teeth. The remaining factors were drug consumption, particularly as concerned


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