Current Problems in the Epidemiology of Cancer and Lymphomas by Professor Dr. E. Grundmann, Dr. H. Tulinius (auth.),

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I stated in the paper that following FARR'S [2] first observation of peculiar bodies in sections from the lung of a patient dying of asbestosis, there had been considerable controversy concerning the composition of these bodies and the role that they play in the pathogenesis of the disease. At that stage the following facts had been generally accepted. STEWART [3] showed that the bodies were formed as a result of the inhalation of asbestos dust. GLOYNE [4] demonstrated that the bodies were formed from asbestos fibres and are not present in asbestos dust.

4, 260-262 (1969). BYRD, R. , CARR, D. , MILLER, W. , PAYNE, W. , WOOLNER, L. : Radiographic abnormalities in carcinoma of the lung as related to histological cell types. Thorax 24, 573-575 (1969). 2 SOBIN, L. : 1971. , LIEBOW, A. , UEHLINGER, E. , 1967. SCARFF, R. , 1968. ENZINGER, F. , 1969. WAHl, P. , LUTHRA, U. , 1971. PINDBORG, J. , 1971. 3 RRCR, Vol. 39 34 L. H. : Five-year post-surgical follow-up of 100 cases of malignant lung tumours. Harefuah 77, 547-550 (1969). CALDWELL, W. , BAGSHAW, M.

A mere comparison with the classifications of central nervous system or ovarian tumours will make this point obvious. The main cell types of lung tumours Multiplicity of Lung Tumour Classifications 31 are clearly recognized by most pathologists so that they nearly all know what is meant by the major headings in Table 1. But these main types are used in different combinations of "lumping" and "splitting" to produce a variety of systems for presenting otherwise comparable data. Less obvious differences among the classifications concern the actual definitions of categories.

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