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January 8, 1927


JAMA. 1927;88(2):112. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02680280042020

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The Treatment of Roentgenologists' Cancer  There are some grounds for hoping that the cancer which succeeds radiodermatitis and to which many roentgenologists have already succumbed will eventually become amenable to treatment. Since the death of Dr. Maxime Ménard, Dr. Lobligeois, another roentgenologist of Paris, has suffered amputation of the right arm. The researches of Professor Bordier, agrégé professor of physics at the University of Lyons, and his results with diathermocoagulation are encouraging. When this method is applied before the appearance of signs of generalization, it is possible to eliminate radically the lesions of radiodermatitis. His most striking results were obtained in the case of Dr. Debedat, director of the radiologic service in the St. André Hospital at Bordeaux. Dr. Debedat had been affected in both hands for twenty-five years. For a year past, frankly epitheliomatous granulations had appeared, with fetid oozing. At Paris and Montpellier, eminent surgeons advised him to

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