THOMAS R. BROWN, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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I think we will all agree that the final aim of Medicine is the prevention or cure of disease—that our studies in gross and microscopic pathology, in bacteriology and in the ever-widening fields of biochemistry and biophysics have this as their ultimate goal. The age of therapeutic nihilism is past; we are no longer satisfied with etiology, pathology and diagnosis; therapy, be it psychical or physical, dietetic, pharmaceutical or surgical, is at last the ultima thule for which we are striving.
Perhaps there is no group of diseases in which therapy has been so bitterly disappointing as the malignant new
BROWN TR. Early Diagnosis of Neoplasms of the Digestive Tract*. Ann Intern Med. 1931;5:9–13. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-5-1-9
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