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July 11, 1942


Author Affiliations

From the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the University of Chicago, and the Chicago Lying-in Hospital.

JAMA. 1942;119(11):874-877. doi:10.1001/jama.1942.02830280020006

The total removal of condylomata acuminata of the vulva and vagina and the complete protection against a recurrence is a problem which occasionally confronts the gynecologist and obstetrician. The prevalent therapy by excision, cauterization and the like with the hazard of serious loss of blood, excessive scarring and temporary incapacitation has not proved satisfactory. Disagreement on treatment is fostered by the views of various authorities as to the most satisfactory method. The subject is discussed only briefly in standard works on dermatology and on gynecology and in the literature very rarely. To evaluate the use of radium on condylomata acuminata 11 cases have been observed frequently and over a prolonged period. The procedure was not only successful but also convenient, safe and simple and with minimal inconvenience for the patient. This report comes forth not because it is new but because detailed description in the literature to guide the therapeutist

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