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September 29, 1900

OPERATIVE TREATMENT OF CANCER OF THE UTERUS.

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NEW YORK CITY.

JAMA. 1900;XXXV(13):790-799. doi:10.1001/jama.1900.24620390006001c
Abstract

A paper on this subject can not contain anything startlingly new until something additional regarding the nature of cancer has been discovered. Nothwithstanding that this is so, we have gained sufficient experience in its treatment to be able to make a just analysis of the various methods employed, and in this way review as it were our work in combating a disease which in America must destroy 30,000 women annually. We may also find some light in a careful study of the natural history of the disease when left unchecked, and in an analysis of the cases in which recurrence has taken place after operation. Although this paper is not to deal with the etiology of cancer, I can not refrain from calling attention to the burden of proof pointing to the theory that cancer of the uterus is caused by a parasite. And although we can not accept without

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