In the last days of 1936 the Section on Medical Sciences of the American Association for the Advancement of Science held a symposium on cancer at Atlantic City, N. J. The papers which were presented have now been assembled in book form under the editorship of Dr. Ward. The result is an impressive volume.
The book is made up of thirty-one articles, short for the most part, well written and well illustrated with the necessary tables and graphs to make for clarity. Cancer is considered from four points of view: heredity, agents that may stimulate or inhibit tumorous growths, the metabolism of cancerous tissue and irradiation and, finally, by general discussion. The papers dealing with these subjects are grouped together as informatively as possible. Each paper is written by an authority in the particular field under discussion.
The student of cancer will be glad to have so complete and polished