Medicine: Preventable Deaths

Every year, tens of thousands of lives could be saved in the U.S. if doctors throughout the country knew as much about treating stomach cancer as is known in a few topnotch medical centers. Dr. Carl A. Moyer of Dallas reported this conclusion last week to the Radiological Society of North America at Cleveland.

In an analysis made with Dr. S. H. Clayton, also of Dallas, Dr. Moyer found that 40,000 to 50,000 Americans get cancer of the stomach every year. Only one-tenth of the victims are operated on, and he believes that half the surgery patients die from the operation.

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