Malignant tumors in Alaskan Eskimos: Unique predominance of carcinoma of the esophagus in Alaskan Eskimo women

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Source
Cancer. 1964 Sep;17(9):1187-1195
Publication Type
Article
Date
Sep-1964
Author
Hurst, E.E.
Author Affiliation
New England Deaconess Hospital (Boston)
Source
Cancer. 1964 Sep;17(9):1187-1195
Date
Sep-1964
Language
English
Geographic Location
U.S.
Publication Type
Article
Physical Holding
Alaska Medical Library
Keywords
Akiak
Alaska
Barrow
Buckland
Carcinoma of the cervix
Carcinoma of the colon and rectum
Carcinoma of the esophagus
Carcinoma of the liver
Carcinoma of the salivary gland
Carcinoma of the skin
Carcinoma of the thyroid
Carcinoma of the uterus
Goodnews Bay
Kipnuk
Nightmute
Unalakleet
Abstract
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.
Notes
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.
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