RONALD L. RICHARDSON, M.D.
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To the editor: The letters by Page (1) and Newcomer (2) in the May issue and the comments by other physicians in response to our article on unrecognized germ cell cancers (3) warrant a reply. Page (1) talks of killing a rhinoceros with an elephant gun, but we suspect that he has not only mistaken his quarry again but has also shot himself in the foot. Our article was not intended to be critical of pathologists' diagnostic acumen but was intended to point out the limitations of a diagnosis based on histologic findings alone in these patients and, more important,
RICHARDSON RL. Germ Cell Cancers. Ann Intern Med. ;95:521. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-95-4-521_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1981;95(4):521.
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