Medicine: The Danger of Smoking: More Than Cancer

At the American Medical Association's annual meeting in Chicago last week, when the doctors got around to discussing medicine instead of medicare, topic A was the danger of smoking. Physicians already familiar with tobacco's implication in the growing incidence of lung cancer were startled to hear that they had been worrying about one of the least of tobacco-caused troubles. Lung cancer brought on by cigarette smoking, reported the American Cancer Society's chief research statistician. Dr. Edward Cuyler Hammond, is "relatively unimportant'' compared with the damage tobacco does in a variety of other...

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