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Carcinoma of the Lung.

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Volume I. of Neoplastic Diseases at Various Sites.. Edited by BIGNALL J. R.. , M.D., M.R.C.P., Assistant Physician, Brompton Hospital, etc. General Editor: SMITHERS D. W.. , M.D., F.R.C.P., F.F.R. 298 pages; 25.5 X 17.5 cm. E. & S. Livingstone Ltd., Edinburgh and London: ; The Williams & Wilkins Co., Baltimore: , exclusive U. S. agents. 1958.. Price, $10.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1959;50(1):239. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-50-1-239_1
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This volume is the first of a projected series of monographs on neoplastic disease at various sites under the general editorship of D. W. Smithers.

It is indeed appropriate that the first subject considered is cancer of the lung which is showing every sign of becoming the single worst killer of men in the prime of life.

The book is divided into five sections which consider (1) the mortality of the disease in England and Wales; (2) the causation of carcinoma of the lung; (3) its pathology; (4) its course; and (5) its treatment by surgery, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy.



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