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that gave rise to the ancient name

Figure X.
Infiltrating Growth of a Small-cell Sarcoma in Muscle (× 70.)
1, Muscle-fiber showing an increase of the nuclei in the sarcolemma; 2, narrow aggregations of sarcoma cells between the muscle-bundles, which have been forced apart; 3, remains of muscle-fibers in 4, dense masses of sarcoma-cells.
in Hermann Dürck (1869-1941 *). Atlas and Epitome of General Pathologic Histology. Authorized translation from the German, edited by Ludvig Hektoen (1863-1951 *).
With 176 Colored Illustrations on 80 Lithographic Plates and 36 Figures in Black and Colors. (1904)
Stanford (Lane Medical Library) copy, no date of digitization
remarkably different view, same (Stanford) copy, archive.org

“...the primary nodule may throw out root-like processes and radiating extensions into the neighboring tissue. It is the similarity of such a tumor with the figure of a sea-crab that gave rise to the ancient name ‘cancer’.“

27 June 2015

cancer; chromolithography; dots; lines; waves
H. Dürck; L. Hektoen