Accession Number:

AD0779506

Title:

Present Concepts in Internal Medicine. Volume VII, Number 1, January-February 1974. Lung Cancer Symposium,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

LETTERMAN ARMY MEDICAL CENTER SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

120.0

Abstract:

The symposium, a collection of eleven articles, was originally presented as a series of lectures in the autumn of 1973. The authors have refined them for a reading audience, updated some of the information, and added a summary article. The symposium addresses itself to the different types of lung cancer, the varied clinical and roentgenographic presentations, the surgical, radiation and chemotherapeutic techniques and finally a philosophical look at the overall problem. With a latent period of 30 to 40 years between onset of smoking exposure and onset of lung cancer, we are in the midst of an epidemic spawned among American men and women during World Wars I and II. With the Korean and Vietnamese Wars following closely, we as clinicians face an onset of lung cancers without foreseeable end. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE