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October 13, 1934

THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF CARCINOMA OF THE BRONCHI AND LUNGS

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BALTIMORE
From the Surgical Clinic of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and Hospital.

JAMA. 1934;103(15):1121-1129. doi:10.1001/jama.1934.02750410011003
Abstract

In the treatment of malignant tumors of the lung and bronchi the same fundamental principles should be observed that are followed in the management of such tumors elsewhere in the body; namely, the removal of the entire organ and involved lymph glands when that is possible. Whenever feasible, this policy has been carried out regarding other organs and structures, following the advance in surgical views and technic. Total ablation by almost standardized operative methods has been developed for the breast, rectum and thyroid, to mention only a few, and is today a recognized procedure the world over. Partial removal of a breast for carcinoma would today be an unheard of procedure; in the instance of the lung, because of its unique anatomic structure, to be referred to later, a removal of the entire organ rather than a portion of it seems to be still more a requisite demand. Another point

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