Gastro-Intestinal Cancer and the Use of Liquid Paraffin

  title={Gastro-Intestinal Cancer and the Use of Liquid Paraffin},
  author={Joseph Boyd and Richard Doll},
  journal={British Journal of Cancer},
  pages={231 - 237}
FRom data collected in a previous inquiry (DoR and Hill, 1950) it was possible to make some investigation of the past use of purgatives of a group of patients suffering from cancer of the gastro-intestinal tract and to compare this experience with that of a large number of patients whose disease was other than gastro-intestinal cancer. Purgative histories were available for 2249 patients. For these patients information had been obtained about whether purgatives were used, " Often" (i.e… CONTINUE READING
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We are grateful to Professor A. Bradford Hill for permission to use the material and for advice in the preparation of the manuscript

  • We are grateful to Professor A. Bradford Hill for…

individual purgatives revealed an appreciable excess amongst gastro-intestinal cancer patients only in the use of liquid paraffin

  • individual purgatives revealed an appreciable…

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