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A review of the literature of carcinoma of the breast during the last year reveals but little from the pens of those operators whose experience in the use of the Roentgen ray is great enough to entitle their utterances to respect and attention.
On the other hand a number of articles have appeared in the various journals which, on their face, betray ignorance and inexperience. The writer of one of these after relating a deplorable series of surgical mishaps arising during an attempt to operate on a breast which had been rayed by another operator, accuses this preliminary treatment of a number of unpleasant things and ends with a denial of the ability of the ray to produce any tissue changes whatever beyond a dermatitis, basing these sweeping assertions on an extended experience of 6 cases.
Such articles as this, which is merely an example of a number of others
JOHNSTON GC. THE ULTIMATE RESULT OF THE ROENTGEN TREATMENT OF CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST.. JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(7):600-601. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220330042001l