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May 25, 1940


JAMA. 1940;114(21):2069-2075. doi:10.1001/jama.1940.02810210001001

Our object in this paper is to record our observations and results of present day methods of therapy in the treatment of ninety-four consecutive cases of superficial hemangiomas representing 127 lesions. All of the material used for this paper is from the Oncology Clinic of the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Hospital. This work covers an eight year period, i. e. from the opening of the Oncology Clinic in the fall of the year 1930 to the end of the year 1938.

In a study of several hundred papers in recent current medical literature dealing with hemangiomas, we found that few authors gave details of therapeutic technics and actual statistics of results. Here we report carefully prepared statistics and show that even though radium irradiation usually gives the best results of any form of therapy, there have been times when the cosmetic results were not entirely satisfactory. This

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