Tuberc Respir Dis > Issue 12; 1962 > Article
Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases 1962;12:82-86.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.4046/trd.1962.12.1.82    Published online December 1, 1962.
Tobacco Smoking and Lung Cancer in Korea
Kyung Sik Kim
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
폐암에 대한 임상적 관찰
김경식
Abstract
Thi s is the result of statistical observation of 52 male and 5 female patients of primary lung cancer who visited Seoul University Hospital for past 7 years(1954 -1961). 1. Primary Iung cancer was found most frequently in males of age 51 to 60 years.(22 of 52 cases, 42. 3 percent) 2. Smokers possess about a twelve-fold greater chance of becoming afflicted with lung cancer than nonsmokers. 3. In adults without cancer 80 percent of males and 20 percent of females were smokers in Seoul.


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