November 16, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(20):1677-1678. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530200035006

The Zeitschrift für Krebsforschung, the official organ of the Central Committee for the Investigation of Cancer, has always encouraged not only laboratory investigation but also the statistical studies which are of such great value in this disease in particular. Through this agency are being accumulated figures on enormous numbers of cases, which rule out the common sources of error arising from exceptional experiences, individual prejudices, and generalization on insufficient basis. Among these papers is one on the features of epithelioma as it occurs about the head, face and neck, which contains much information of interest to practitioners and surgeons.1 A series of 327 cases of this character observed from 1894 to 1904 at the surgical clinic of Hochenegg in Vienna has been analyzed, with the following results:

Although there were 213 male patients as compared with 114 females, yet with the exception of carcinoma of the lower lip females

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