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March 26, 1904

LEUKEMIA.REPORT OF A CASE SYMPTOMATICALLY CURED BY THE X-RAY.

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DECATUR, ILLINOIS.

JAMA. 1904;XLII(13):827-828. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92490580017002
Abstract

Introduction.  —A case of splenomedullary leukemia successfully treated by the use of the Roentgen ray is reported by Senn.1 In looking up the literature at my disposal, which includes the Index Medicus, I fail to find any further reports of cases thus treated.At the time of the appearance of Senn's report, the patient, whose history I give below, had been under x-ray treatment for seven weeks.From the time of the first recognition of this disease a fatal termination has always been expected, yet it is known that occasionally recovery occurs, or there is an apparent arrest, either spontaneously, or after the use of arsenic; hence in recording the effect of any treatment of leukemia the word "cure" must be used with caution. Although an examination of my patient to-day would show an entire absence of every symptom of the disease, both by physical and blood examination

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