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Cancer and Tuberculosis, with some Comments on Cancer and Other Diseases.

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By WILSON EDWIN B., MAHER HELEN C.. . (Am. Jr. of Cancer. , 1932; , xvi:, 227.-250.)

Ann Intern Med. 1932;5(12):1554-1555. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-5-12-1554
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From pathological and epidemiological evidence opinions at variance with one another have been arrived at in respect to the simultaneity of cancer and tuberculosis. Some have maintained that cancer and tuberculosis are antagonistic, some that one disease favors the occurrence of the other, and some that the incidence and progress of the two conditions are independent. (This question has been considered previously in the ANNALS: 1929, iii, 495-500; and 1929, iii, 501.) The difficulties involved in arriving at a sound judgment and the various statistical fallacies which must be avoided or minimized are considered in the course of a mathematical



cancer ; tuberculosis

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