When a lawyer attempts to discuss the subject of cancer, he finds himself in the position of the nursery rhyme figures, Winken, Blinken and Nod, who attempted to sail a stormy, turbulent sea in a frail washtub. How does the lawyer feel with respect to the medical questions presented by the problem of relation of an isolated trauma to cancer? My legal colleagues disagree violently amongst themselves. I approach the entire subject with humility.
Isidore Halpern, Legal Relation of Trauma to Cancer, 12 Clev.-Marshall L. Rev. 208 (1963)