FERDINAND FETTER, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The outstanding fact about primary carcinoma of the lung is the amazing increase in its frequency during the past 30 years. Formerly bronchogenic carcinoma was considered one of the rare forms of cancer; now it has been found to be one of the commonest. Some startling facts about the frequency of this disease that were brought out by Overholt and Rumel1 in a recent review of the subject are: (1) that large autopsy series show that approximately 10 per cent of all cancers start in the lung; (2) that about 15,000 people die from bronchogenic carcinoma each
FETTER F. CARCINOMA OF THE LUNG; A REVIEW OF 31 PROVED CASES AT THE PHILADELPHIA NAVAL HOSPITAL1. Ann Intern Med. 1943;18:978–987. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-18-6-978
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1943;18(6):978-987.
Hematology/Oncology, Hospital Medicine, Lung Cancer, Pulmonary/Critical Care.
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