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April 27, 1907

A NEW MODE OF TREATMENT FOR INOPERABLE CANCER OF THE UTERUS BY MEANS OF ACETONE.

Author Affiliations

Gynecologist to St. Louis Skin and Cancer Hospital, and St. Luke's Hospital; Instructor, Medical Department, Washington University. ST. LOUIS.

From the St. Louis Skin and Cancer Hospital.

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(17):1400-1402. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25220430012001c

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Abstract

In recent literature there is a remarkable dearth on the subject of the treatment of inoperable cancer. The interest of the profession seems to be absorbed by the problems of earlier diagnosis and more radical operation in cases which are still within the reach of the surgeon. Yet, so long as the usual means of treatment fail to relieve in any degree the deplorable fate of the unfortunate ones who are beyond that reach, the attention and energy of the profession must also be claimed for improvements along the lines of treatment of inoperable carcinoma.

A rapid survey will substantiate these claims as far as inoperable cancer of the uterus is concerned. The much-heralded trypsin treatment has not come up to its promises. It has utterly failed in my cases and in those of most of the other observers. Roentgen-ray therapy in uterine cancer thus far at least has not

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