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October 3, 1931


Author Affiliations


From the Urological Department, Massachusetts General Hospital.

JAMA. 1931;97(14):969-971. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02730140005001

Under the term malignant lymphoma or lymphoblastoma are included several types of neoplastic growths of the lymphatic cells of the body, which, however, are related in that they all have the common characteristics of forming lymphatic cell tumors or infiltrations throughout the body and of being absolutely fatal. Among these are Hodgkin's disease or lymphogranuloma, lympho-epithelioma, lymphosarcoma, and also a first cousin, lymphatic leukemia, which likewise forms these tumors or infiltrations. Some pathologists, including Tracy Mallory1 of Boston, believe that these are not separate diseases but are different types of what is fundamentally one disease, that is, a malignant lymphatic neoplasm, which on different occasions manifests itself in different ways. One of the chief reasons for believing that this is true is that in many instances a combination of two or more of these types is found in the same case of lymphoma. Therefore, in accord with this belief

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