CANCER by Beka Doherty


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By far the most intensive, comprehensive book on cancer for the layman which has been done- (C.C. Little's Civilization Against Cancer- 1939- was sketchy; Alfred J. Cantor's Cancer Can be Cured-1946- misleading;) this is an excellent presentation of the ""essential facts and the most authentic interpretations science has to offer"" on this disease. Here are the knowns and the unknowns of cancer of which there are 500,000 new cases each year; the innocuous, insidious symptoms which make its detection difficult; the social and personal problems involved; the diagnostic indications; the therapies- chiefly surgery and radiation; the history of the disease, and the doctor today- more often than not with inadequate cancer training; pathology and research which extends over many areas; and finally cancer as a public health problem, clinics, costs, incidence, etc. The first informed and intelligent presentation of this disease, this should fill a real need.

Pub Date: Nov. 18th, 1949
Publisher: Random House