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February 18, 1928


JAMA. 1928;90(7):555-557. doi:10.1001/jama.1928.02690340057026

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Reports on Radium Therapy  The Medical Research Council, which was supplied by the government with a stock of radium for distribution to the principal surgical centers, has issued a summary of the reports received from centers for the year 1926.

Cancer of the Breast.  —Comparatively large quantities of radium acting for about twenty-four hours were used at the Middlesex Hospital. At St. Bartholomew's Hospital a number of distributed foci containing small quantities of radium were allowed to act for about a week. By comparison of results it is hoped to ascertain which technic is the better. At the Middlesex Hospital, in thirteen cases of recurrent carcinoma of the breast, eleven radical operations and two local or incomplete operations were performed. In three cases recurrences disappeared finally; in seven they disappeared but returned locally or elsewhere, and in three cases there was little or no improvement. The results of treatment of

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