The present status of the starvation plan of treating malignant growths in certain regions adapted to it anatomically may, with entire truth, be said to be that of an untried plan, to all intents; and the chief reason for the present paper is to call attention to this fact, and to ask for it the justice of a thorough study, to corroborate or to overturn the views of its originator, as the results may warrant.
That the method is still practically untried, so far as the great body of the profession is concerned, has two reasons, both quite obvious. The first of these is the fact that, except in my Gross prize essay, I have never yet written on the subject. Indeed, to-day's paper may accurately be said to be the first public presentation of this subject that I have made. Repeated illnesses and the rigorous demands of professional work
DAWBARN RHM. THE STARVATION OPERATION FOR MALIGNANCY IN THE EXTERNAL CAROTID AREA.ITS FAILURES AND SUCCESSES.. JAMA. 1904;XLIII(12):792-795. doi:10.1001/jama.1904.92500120002g