Cancer in Childhood

  • John O. Godden

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. John R. Evans
    Pages 1-1
  3. J. M. M. Darte
    Pages 3-3
  4. A. H. Sellers, E. N. MacKay, E. E. McLerie
    Pages 5-20
  5. P. H. Morris Jones
    Pages 21-28
  6. J. F. K. Mancer
    Pages 42-48
  7. Giulio J. D’angio, J. Bruce Beckwith, Harry C. Bishop, Norman Breslow, Audrey E. Evans, Willard E. Goodwin et al.
    Pages 49-54
  8. John O. Godden
    Pages 55-59
  9. Sigmund H. Ein
    Pages 78-82
  10. E. Bruce Hendrick
    Pages 83-84
  11. R. D. T. Jenkin
    Pages 102-107
  12. John O. Godden
    Pages 108-112
  13. J. F. K. Mancer
    Pages 113-127
  14. M. J. Sonley, F. Ghavimi
    Pages 128-138

About this book


Viewed as contributions to continuing medical education, many scientific meetings disappoint because, although program committees plan with care, bring together excellent faculty and expose them to their peers, to other physicians and to house staff. the effect is evanescent. Meetings expend much professional time and public funds to stimulate the relatively few who attend. Hence the dictum "Hold a symposium and reach a few hundred; circulate a proceedings and reach the world. " Despite this dictum, many organizers of scientific meetings shy away from the publication of proceedings. insisting that teachers will not participate if they have to prepare publishable manuscripts and, if they do agree to prepare them, will delay for months or, in some cases, will not come through at all. However, this is often a matter of organization and determination: e. g . . some program chairmen make the payment of expenses and honoraria contingent upon receipt of a publishable manuscript. Cox and his colleagues in Australia went one better: they organized the First International Cancer Conference in Sydney in November 1972 and published a two-volume proceedings ("Melanoma and Skin Cancer" and 'The Nature of Leukemia") before the meetings began. As Dr. Cox notes, "This preprinting of the full papers freed each speaker from the necessity of recounting large quantities of data so that each paper could be opened more rapidly and provocatively and then defended in discussion" (Report of the International Cancer Conference, Med J A list, I: 12-33, June 24, 1972).


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Editors and affiliations

  • John O. Godden
    • 1
  1. 1.The Ontario Cancer Treatment and Research FoundationCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-2072-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-2070-8
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