This book represents the culmination of over fifteen years of experimental and theoretical studies aimed at the elucidation of the process by which ultraviolet light induces cancer. In so far as possible the subject matter is treated from a quantitative point of view, whether dealing with the effects of ultraviolet light on isolated cells or on more integrated systems including the induction of cancer. A description of the course of carcinogenesis by ultraviolet light is presented, based on experimental data, in which cancer is treated as a growing tissue mass. This constitutes probably the most complete summary of a cancer process formulated up to this time.
Originally published in 1959.
The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Another Princeton book authored or coauthored by Harold Francis Blum: