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Febrruary 1941

CHEMOSURGERYA MICROSCOPICALLY CONTROLLED METHOD OF CANCER EXCISION

Author Affiliations

MADISON, WIS.

From the Department of Surgery, Wisconsin General Hospital, and the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, University of Wisconsin Medical School.

Arch Surg. 1941;42(2):279-295. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1941.01210080079004
Abstract

Foreword to Article by Dr. Mohs  This paper presents a method for the treatment of carcinoma which is localized to an accessible region of the body. It does not give the answer as to the cause of cancer, nor does it eliminate surgical intervention or radium or roentgen therapy in the treatment of the disease. The method is the result of eight years of work in the laboratory and four years of clinical experience, during which time well over 600 cases have been observed and the results of treatment carefully analyzed.The escharotic agent may be one of several, and the base may be one of many. Over two hundred different bases were studied, and many were suitable. The combination used may be varied, with equally good results. In the last analysis it is the method of control rather than the chemical agent itself that promises an advantage.The advantage

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