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July 7, 1917

The Breast: Its Anomalies, Its Diseases, and Their Treatment.

JAMA. 1917;LXIX(1):63. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.02590280065035

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This covers the field of breast diseases in great detail. The evolution, involution and surgical anatomy of the normal breast are first given. A feature of the chapters on congenital and acquired anomalies is that practically every condition enumerated is supplemented by photographs of one or more patients. The article on infections deals especially with conditions which arise in the lactating breast. More than half of the book is devoted to tumors. Cysts are considered separately, and an attempt is made to simplify the pathologic classification which has become so complex in recent years. Certain forms of true tumors are considered here. Under nonindigenous tumors are grouped all of the different varieties arising from connective tissue and consequently not peculiar to the mammary gland. The chapter on carcinoma is especially valuable because of the statistical study of a large series of cases and the consideration of the operative technic. An

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