STATE MEDICAL SOCIETY OF WISCONSINSixty-fourth Annual Meeting, held in Milioaulice, June 22, 1910

Edward Evans
1910 Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA)  
practice of these physicians covers a population of 115,455, and during a time ranging from a few months to over twenty yours, and only 24 cases of cancer were encountered during the investigation. Thus cancer is extremely rare among the Indians, and this rare occurrence cannot be apparent, since it is impossible to suppose Ihnl eases of dent h fr. enncer could have escapad the notice of the government physician, nor did the investigation show any difference in length of life between the
more » ... between the American Indians und their white neighbors. The only explanation, then, that muy be given of these results is that racial characteristics, which comprise not only the ethnologic difference in the structure of the body, but also the difference in the environment, the mode of life, etc., must play an im¬ portant part in tho causation of cancer.
doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330040078042 fatcat:2k3uze6575f27jzyfuo3kwymsm