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March 28, 1931

Deep X-Ray Therapy in Malignant Disease. A Report of an Investigation Carried out from 1924-1929 under the Direction of the St. Bartholomew's Hospital Cancer Research Committee.

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By Walter M. Levitt, M. B., D.M.R.E., Medical Officer in Charge of the Radiotherapeutic Research Department. With an introduction by Sir Thomas Horder, K.C.V.O., M.D., F.R.C.P., Chairman of the Cancer Research Committee. Cloth. Pp. 128, with 10 illustrations. London, John Murray, 1930.

JAMA. 1931;96(13):1099-1100. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720390109025

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Although prepared by Dr. Levitt, medical officer in charge of the radiotherapeutic research department of St. Bartholomew's Hospital, this report of the results of high voltage roentgen therapy in malignant disease during the past five years has the endorsement of the Cancer Research Committee, the members of which cooperated in the selection and subsequent observation of cases. The investigation was restricted to four groups corresponding to the four groups of cases in which research on radium treatment was being carried out: (1) malignant disease of the breast; (2) malignant disease of the uterus (cervix, vagina and vulva); (3) malignant disease in the upper air passages (mouth, nose, larynx, pharynx and accessory sinuses); (4) malignant disease of the esophagus. Two other groups were added in 1925 and 1928, respectively: (5) malignant disease of the rectum, and (6) malignant disease of the thyroid gland. As far as possible, the cases were selected

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