Tumours in a Tropical Country

A Survey of Uganda 1964–1968

  • A. C. Templeton

Part of the Recent Results in Cancer Research book series (RECENTCANCER, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. A. C. Templeton, M. S. R. Hutt
    Pages 1-22
  3. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 23-56
  4. M. S. R. Hutt, P. P. Anthony
    Pages 57-78
  5. G. T. O’Conor, A. C. Templeton
    Pages 79-93
  6. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 94-100
  7. P. D. James, C. W. Taylor, A. C. Templeton
    Pages 101-131
  8. O. G. Dodge, R. Owor, A. C. Templeton
    Pages 132-144
  9. M. G. Lewis
    Pages 171-179
  10. Ulla Iversen, Olav Hilmar Iversen
    Pages 180-199
  11. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 200-202
  12. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 203-214
  13. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 215-221
  14. O. G. Dodge
    Pages 222-233
  15. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 234-269
  16. D. H. Wright
    Pages 270-297
  17. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 298-301
  18. A. C. Templeton
    Pages 302-305
  19. J. N. P. Davies
    Pages 306-320
  20. Back Matter
    Pages 321-348

About this book


The geography of medicine is a classical subject that can be studied wherever medicine is practised and the population counted. It has already contributed a great deal to knowledge of the causes of disease and it might be thought that the subject had little more to teach. This, however, is unlikely. First, there are many parts of the world that have only recently been provided with the full range of diagnostic services. Secondly, it is now realised that the ob­ servation that a disease occurs only very rarely under some conditions can be just as important as the observation that it occurs very often under others. Thirdly, the spread of industrializa­ tion has not yet eliminated the wide variety of conditions of life that has been produced by different cultures and different standards of living. We have still an opportunity to determine their effect on the incidence of disease, but not perhaps for long. That an interest in the geography of cancer can pay dividends is shown by many examples ranging from the relationships between cancer of the buccal cavity and chewing habits and between cancer of the lung and smoking, to the current enquiries relating Burkitt's lymphoma to malaria, cancer of the oesophagus to the comsumption of maize beer, cancer of the liver to food contaminated with aflatoxin, and cancer of the large bowel to the dietary content of fibre and fat.


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Editors and affiliations

  • A. C. Templeton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.University of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Makerere UniversityKampalaUganda

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1973
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-80727-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-80725-1
  • Series Print ISSN 0080-0015
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