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Hodgkin's Disease: The Consequences of Survival

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Edited by Lacher Mortimer J., Redman John R.. . 447 pages. Lea & Febiger; , Philadelphia: , 1990.. $80.00

Ann Intern Med. 1990;113(2):175. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-113-2-175_1
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In expressing her opinion of a play, Tallulah Bankhead reportedly said,"There is less here than meets the eye." After reviewing this book, I know what she meant.

This book appeared to be promising: The long-term consequences of surviving a disease that, not too long ago, was considered uniformly fatal is a good topic for a book, and oncologists are distinguished from other physicians by their focus on long-term follow-up. The experienced editors represent two major cancer centers; I had hoped that this book would include updated data from both centers. Unfortunately, the book includes very little new data.

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