Medicine: Cancer Conclusions

Since 1900, some 3,500,000 people in the U. S. have been struck by cancer. Most, of them died of it. Last week the knowledge doctors have gleaned from these victims was collected in three massive volumes: Treatment of Cancer and Allied Diseases (Hoeber; $36). Edited by Drs. George Thomas Pack and Edward Meakin Livingston of Manhattan's Memorial Hospital, this pooled knowledge of top-flight specialists gave doctors a storehouse of practical information.

But for laymen, the 21 pounds of charts, diagrams, photographs, mortality tables, minute surgical instructions, all boiled down to the hard conclusions of the No. 1 U. S. cancer expert, Memorial's...

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