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The increase in the reported mortality rate of malignant disease has attracted popular attention, and has been used as propaganda in various publications intended for the instruction of the laity in a knowledge of cancer and its possible prevention. If these statistics are to be taken at the face value of the figures themselves the death incidence for cancer has grown rapidly. It does not necessarily follow that any causes are operative in this increase other than the greater survival of a large portion of the population to an age at which their cancer susceptibility shows itself. From 1900 to
The Increased Mortality Rate of Cancer.. Ann Intern Med. ;2:386. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-4-386_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(4):386.
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