January 1930


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Scranton, Pa.

Arch Surg. 1930;20(1):173-174. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1930.01150070176010

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To the Editor:  —In April, 1927, I published an article in the Archives under the title given. It contained a table showing data on the cases of forty-one patients who were alive at that time.This list has been followed up as well as possible, and the data so far as available at the present date are set forth in the accompanying table.Of the forty-one, no later record could be obtained from four. Eleven have since died, mostly of recurrence at the following periods after operation: eight years and ten months; six years and eleven months; eight years; five years and ten months; six years; five years and eight months; four years and nine months; two years and five months; three years and two months; one year and eight months, and one period unknown.Twenty-six are known to be alive at various periods, the longest being eighteen years and

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