A note from history: Landmarks in history of cancer, part 2

  title={A note from history: Landmarks in history of cancer, part 2},
  author={Steven I. Hajdu},
  • S. Hajdu
  • Published 15 June 2011
  • Medicine
  • Cancer
Events that took place in medicine during the 15th, 16th, and 17th centuries signaled the end of the Dark Ages. The Renaissance movement, spreading from Italy across Europe, ended the religious and public prohibitions that had prevented progress in medicine. Pioneer physicians and surgeons who gave their attention to discoveries in anatomy, physiology, and chemistry established the foundations for tumor pathology, surgical oncology, and medical oncology. This review is a summary of their… 

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2000 years of chemotherapy of tumors

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Use of Tobacco

Every person connected with the Institution is requested to aid in carrying out the spirit of these regulations as applied to outside smokers and to pick up and destroy any portions of unused cigars discovered on the grounds or about the buildings.

The first printed case reports of cancer

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