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January 12, 1929

COLLOIDAL LEAD COMBINED WITH X-RAYS AND RADIUM IN TREATMENT OF CANCERFURTHER STUDIES

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LOS ANGELES

JAMA. 1929;92(2):104-106. doi:10.1001/jama.1929.02700280008004
Abstract

On two previous occasions it has been our privilege to present our observations on the use of lead in the treatment of malignant growths. Those presentations were largely in the form of preliminary reports in which we described the immediate effects of colloidal lead and colloidal lead phosphate on the patient. The present paper merely records a continuation of the work that was begun two years ago.

PRESENT PROCEDURE  Our technic has varied a great deal because the work has been more or less experimental in its scope. At present it is our practice to inject from 100 to 120 mg. of the colloidal lead phosphate intravenously at weekly intervals until three injections have been given, provided the patient's condition permits. On or about the fifth day after the administration of the first dose, irradiation is commenced. In all cases, except two in which we used radium packs, we have

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