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Chemotherapy of Cancer.

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By Carter Stephen K., Bakowski Marie T., Hellmann Kurt. . 350 pages. John Wiley & Sons; , New York: , 1977.. Price: paperbound, $12.50.

Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(1):151-152. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-89-1-151_3
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With a subject developing as rapidly as cancer chemotherapy, it is difficult for an author to do more than detail the pharmacology and mechanisms of action of an expanding list of drugs, and to hope that his or her book will not be obsolete by the time it is printed. The authors of this book have not fallen victim to the first limitation, and—using the paperback-manual type of format—may be able to go through frequent revisions to keep their material current.

Particularly pleasing are straightforward and lucid chapters on basic concepts, including excellent discussions on cell kill hypothesis and cellular


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