The Riddle of Cancer


    IT is often said, and with some reason, that the education of medical men is so specialized that they are turned out incapable of intelligible literary expression. The average book on a medical subject is seldom read with æsthetic pleasure. In "The Riddle of Cancer" we find the exception. To have presented the problems of cancer research in such a form that the survey is complete, lucid, interesting and not only valuable to the medical profession but also instructive to the inquiring layman, is a task for which the author and his translator deserve the highest praise. If standard medical text-books were only written in such a style, the student's work would be made vastly pleasanter.

    The Riddle of Cancer

    By Dr. Charles Oberling. Translated by Dr. William H. Woglom. Pp. viii + 196. (New Haven, Conn.: Yale University Press; London: Oxford University Press, 1944.) 20s. net.

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