Oncology
ONCOLOGY [Greek: onkos,  mass or bulk + logos, discourse]  Study and treatment of cancer, established as a specialty in America by James Ewing (1866–1943), professor of oncology at the Cornell University Medical College, New York. His work was internationally recognized and he published an important treatise, Neoplastic Diseases,  in 1919. Denis Parsons Burkitt (b1907) from Enniskillen, Northern Ireland was a pioneer of chemotherapy in Britain. He introduced cyclophosphamide and methotrexate in 1960 for treatment of Burkitt  lymphoma. Work on antimetabolite compounds that inhibit DNA synthesis was pioneered by American biochemist, George Herbert Hitchings (b 1905) of Washington and New York biochemist, and Gertrude Belle Elion (b 1918) in the late 1950s. They prepared the anti-leukemic drug, 6-mercaptopurine, in 1954. Further work led to patents on 18 drugs from purines and pyrimidines. They shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine with Sir James Whyte Black (b 1924) in 1988.

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The Physics of X-Ray Therapy, W V Mayneford, 106 Illustrations, First Edition 1929 Pioneering work on radiotherapy for cancer
The Physics of X-Ray Therapy, W V Mayneford, 106 Illustrations, First Edition 1929 Pioneering work on radiotherapy for cancer
£84.00
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Chemistry of Enzymes in Cancer,  Franz Bergel , early research in enzymology of cancer, 1961, First Edition,
Chemistry of Enzymes in Cancer, Franz Bergel , early research in enzymology of cancer, 1961, First Edition,
£85.00
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Recent Advances in Chemotherapy, G M Findlay (1893-1952) Illustrations and Portraits, First Edition 1930
Recent Advances in Chemotherapy, G M Findlay (1893-1952) Illustrations and Portraits, First Edition 1930
£88.00
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Radium and cancer (Curietherapy). Duncan C. L. Fitzwilliams, Surgeon and Lecturer in Clinical Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, London, 1930 First Edition
Radium and cancer (Curietherapy). Duncan C. L. Fitzwilliams, Surgeon and Lecturer in Clinical Surgery, St. Mary's Hospital, London, 1930 First Edition
£88.00
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The Basis of Chemotherapy, First Edition, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, London 1948
The Basis of Chemotherapy, First Edition, Oliver and Boyd, Edinburgh, London 1948
£88.00
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Endocrinology of Neoplastic Diseases : A Symposium By Eighteen Authors, Illustrated, Oxford University Press, 1947
Endocrinology of Neoplastic Diseases : A Symposium By Eighteen Authors, Illustrated, Oxford University Press, 1947
£98.00
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RECENT ADVANCES IN PATHOLOGY Geoffrey (Edited By.) Hadfield, Lawrence P Garrod Publication Date: 1934
RECENT ADVANCES IN PATHOLOGY Geoffrey (Edited By.) Hadfield, Lawrence P Garrod Publication Date: 1934
£108.00
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Pathology of Tumours, R A Willis, 500 Illustrations, 992 pages, First Edition, Butterworth & Co, London, 1948.
Pathology of Tumours, R A Willis, 500 Illustrations, 992 pages, First Edition, Butterworth & Co, London, 1948.
£120.00
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Physics in Medical Radiology, Sidney Russ,First Chair of Medical Physics in the World, First Edition, Chapman and Hall 1928 , very good copy
Physics in Medical Radiology, Sidney Russ,First Chair of Medical Physics in the World, First Edition, Chapman and Hall 1928 , very good copy
£125.00
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Cancer of the Lung and other Intrathoracic Tumours, Maurice Davidson, 1930
Cancer of the Lung and other Intrathoracic Tumours, Maurice Davidson, 1930
£128.00
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Cancer and its Complications, Charles Egerton Jennings, First Edition 1889, 19th century rare monograph on cancer
Cancer and its Complications, Charles Egerton Jennings, First Edition 1889, 19th century rare monograph on cancer
£128.00
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The Cause of Cancer, W.E. Gye, Illustrated Cassell & Company, 1931 First Edition
The Cause of Cancer, W.E. Gye, Illustrated Cassell & Company, 1931 First Edition
£145.00
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Cancer of the Breast, An Experience of a Series of Operations and Their Results, First Edition, 234 pages, illustrated, Charles Barrett Lockwood,  1913, good copy
Cancer of the Breast, An Experience of a Series of Operations and Their Results, First Edition, 234 pages, illustrated, Charles Barrett Lockwood, 1913, good copy
£148.00
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The Theory and Practice of Oncology, Donald W Raven, Illustrated, Parthenon Publishing 1990 First Edition very good copy
The Theory and Practice of Oncology, Donald W Raven, Illustrated, Parthenon Publishing 1990 First Edition very good copy
£155.00
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Neoplastic Diseases, A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing Fourth Edition, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1940
Neoplastic Diseases, A Treatise on Tumors by James Ewing Fourth Edition, WB Saunders, Philadelphia, 1940
£187.00
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Tumours, Innocent and Malignant by Sir John Bland Sutton, Cassell and Company Ltd, London, New York, 1922
Tumours, Innocent and Malignant by Sir John Bland Sutton, Cassell and Company Ltd, London, New York, 1922
£192.00
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Clinical Radiation Therapy, Ira Kaplan, Clinical Professor of Radiology, New York. Second enlarged edition 1949
Clinical Radiation Therapy, Ira Kaplan, Clinical Professor of Radiology, New York. Second enlarged edition 1949
£198.00
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Traite Des Tumeurs Et Des Ulceres, Tome Premier, Jean Astruc, 1769
Traite Des Tumeurs Et Des Ulceres, Tome Premier, Jean Astruc, 1769
£245.00
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RADIOGRAPHY X-RAY THERAPEUTICS AND RADIUM THERAPY Knox, Robert, 1915 First Edition scarce sold
RADIOGRAPHY X-RAY THERAPEUTICS AND RADIUM THERAPY Knox, Robert, 1915 First Edition scarce sold
£275.00
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