The Fight Against Cancer - Charles OberlingAndré Deutsch [Andre Deutsch], 1961, Hardback in Dust Wrapper.
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper a little rubbed at the edges. Leans. Price Clipped. Edges of the text block lightly spotted.
From the cover: “Charles Oberling, one of Europe’s foremost cancer specialists, was the author of a number of technical books and was widely recognized as a leading authority on the causes and treatment of the disease. His researches led him to favour the virus theory as to the cause of cancer, but in this book, although he states the case for this belief, he does not confine himself to its exposition. He also gives a brief but scrupulous survey of the history of research into the nature and causes of the disease, from the work of Bernard Peyrilhe in the eighteenth century until the present time. Oberling, who died in 1960, believed ardently that ignorance of the subject led to much unnecessary apprehension, and that the public ought to be as fully informed as possible about the work being carried out, the theories held, and the discoveries made by scientists in their battle against cancer. It was with this in mind that he wrote the present book in a style comprehensible to the general reader.”