SAMUEL G. TAYLOR III, M.D.
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With the internist's knowledge in diagnosis, hematology, endocrinology, cardiology, respiratory disease, gastroenterology, neurology, and pharmacology, his contribution to the total care of the patient with cancer should be at least as great as that of the radiotherapist and surgeon. He should, in fact, be responsible for all phases of cancer from primary diagnosis to the terminal care of the patient.
The internist's responsibility begins with use of all the available techniques for the early detection of cancer. He not only should have knowledge of the newer techniques for this detection but should practice them. Yet, in many localities internists have
TAYLOR SG. Cancer and the Internist. Ann Intern Med. ;65:189–191. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-65-1-189
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1966;65(1):189-191.
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