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May 10, 1947


Author Affiliations

Los Angeles

JAMA. 1947;134(2):121-124. doi:10.1001/jama.1947.02880190009003

The treatment for laryngeal cancer is surgical, radiologic or a combination of the two. The selection of the course of treatment is governed by broad basic principles that time and experience have shown to be efficacious. The selection must be under the direction of one who is a laryngologist and is radiologically minded or a radiologist who is trained in laryngology.

There is only one Coutard in this world, who is a radiologist and a laryngologist combined. Therefore a close and sympathetic understanding between the laryngologist and the radiologist will give the laryngeal cancer patient the full benefit of all treatment possible. One who is partisan minded is in no position to select or direct the treatment for cancer of the larynx.

Malignant growths follow the pattern of the parent cell. Thus in cancer of the larynx there exist two separate and distinct conditions, because the one that arises from

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