PAUL W. CLOUGH
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The etiology of leukemia is an unsolved problem which has stimulated much study and speculation. Leukemia resembles malignant neoplasms in many obvious ways, and it has come to be regarded by most students as essentially a neoplastic process. Recent work, on the other hand, has emphasized the possibility that a living (infectious) agent may be concerned. These views, indeed, are not irreconcilable nor mutually exclusive. The occurrence of a disease closely resembling human leukemia not only in chickens and related birds but also in mice has made extensive experimental studies possible.
That leukemia in chickens can be transmitted in the
CLOUGH PW. TRANSMISSIBILITY OF LEUKEMIA. Ann Intern Med. ;41:1084–1088. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-41-5-1084
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1954;41(5):1084-1088.
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