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March 12, 1898

REMARKS UPON THE SURGICAL TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT DISEASE OF THE LARYNX.

JAMA. 1898;XXX(11):600-603. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.72440630026001k

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Abstract

While operations for the cure of malignant diseases of the larynx have generally resulted in shortening rather than lengthening the lives of patients so operated upon, the experience of the past few years in certain parts of the world has been somewhat encouraging. Indications are beginning to appear which suggest that for this class of patients there exists a not entirely unpromising future.

Within the past two years several papers have been published in which the proportion of successful operations has been unusually large, and while the actual number of patients operated upon has been too small to establish any positive conclusions, and the dates of most of the operations have been too recent to admit of a complete study of the cases themselves, there can be no question that the work recorded in them is, on the whole, worthy of careful consideration. The varieties of operation which have lately

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