Long Island Medical Journal, Vol. 10

Long Island Medical Journal, Vol. 10 : January-December, 1916 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Long Island Medical Journal, Vol. 10: January-December, 1916 Indeed the knowledge Of the primary cause or origin of a disease aids mainly in the determination of the correct methods for its pre vention. The methods for the prevention of cancer would differ widely depending upon whether the disease is of a parasitic origin or its primary cause is an abnormal cellular metabolism. On the other hand the correct therapy as well as the prognosis which are inter-related may depend not so much on the etiology as on the organ in which the cancer originally developed. Carcinoma of the lip, for instance, can be cured surgically in 83% of cases, while carcinoma of the liver is practically incurable. The pathogenesis, i. E., the mode of the development of a disease, may indicate the correct therapy though the etiology of the disease is unknown. The development of every malignant tumor is due to the unlimited proliferation Of the cancer cell. This abnormal character istic of a cell is responsible for all the clinical manifestations of the disease. The primary cause, which changes a normal Organ cell into a tumor cell may be an intrinsic local or general abnormality of the organism or it may be a specific parasite. Such a parasite would either change Only the nature of the first group of cells and remain in situ, or else it may multiply with the multiplication Of the cancer cells and form a symbiosis with each newly produced tumor cell. At all events it is the tumor cell per se with its capacity for limitless pro liferation which is responsible for all the manifestations of cancer. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 762g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243280912
  • 9780243280919