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February 29, 1908

Cancer of the Womb, Its Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Treatment.

JAMA. 1908;L(9):712. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.02530350058023

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In this monograph the term "cancer of the womb" is used in its very broadest application, since the author devotes space not only to carcinoma, but also to sarcoma and chorionepithelioma. The subject of carcinoma is handled thoroughly, with the usual classification into cancer of the cervix and cancer of the corpus. This work is based on forty-two cases of the author's, which he treated, for the most part, by vaginal hysterectomy. Removal by abdominal section is carefully considered, however, and a detailed description of the Wertheim operation is given. The value of early diagnosis is emphasized, and the method of obtaining this is clearly explained. This is the most valuable feature of the volume. Dr. McCann regards erosion of the cervix as an important factor in the etiology of cervical cancer. The account of sarcoma is well prepared, as is that of chorionepithelioma, though both subjects are treated briefly

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