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THE NATURE OF MALIGNANT NEOPLASIA AND THE TREATMENT OF CANCER WITH LEAD

W. Blair Bell
JAMA. 1927;88(9):667-668. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680350051030.
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To the Editor:  —The editorial in The Journal of the American Medical Association on "The Lead Treatment of Cancer," January 8, is not only opportune but also wise and cautious in regard to that aspect of our work with which it deals. But, Sir, to speak frankly, I am tired of hearing only about the "lead treatment of cancer." During recent years in this country we have heard a great deal about the advantages of starting at the beginning and finishing at the end, and I am told we ourselves have been accused of inverting the order of our going. The continual discussion of lead in the treatment of cancer, to the entire exclusion of any consideration of our experimental and other laboratory investigations on the origin and nature of malignant neoplasia, lends color to the accusation I have mentioned.Now, Sir, will you help us to put this matter

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