The study of tumors in primitive groups of people at times discloses peculiarities of incidence. Further study of these peculiarities may add a little to the general understanding of tumors. The incidence and variety of malignant tumors among Eskimos are largely unknown. Fog-Poulsen was the first to report a malignant tumor in an Eskimo in 1949. Brown et a1. gave the second report of a malignant tumor in an Eskimo in 1952. Gottmanns has recently reported autopsies on 57 AlaskanEskimos that revealed 11 malignant tumors. In the present paper, 76 malignant tumors are reported that were diagnosed in AlaskanEskimos during the first 6 years of operation of the Alaskan Native Hospital in Anchorage.
From: Fortuine, Robert et al. 1993. The Health of the Inuit of North America: A Bibliography from the Earliest Times through 1990. University of Alaska Anchorage. Citation number 2155.
Cited in: Fortuine, Robert. 1968. The Health of the Eskimos: a bibliography 1857-1967. Dartmouth College Libraries. Citation number 962.