In an earlier article1 I published the data on 192 cases of primary and recurrent carcinoma of the female breast occurring during the period from Jan. 1, 1931 to Dec. 31, 1935. Patients observed during this time were selected for study because this period marked the beginning of my experience with preoperative irradiation for operable carcinoma of the breast. In table 1 (reproduced from my earlier article) the classification of patients according to method of treatment
applied for the eradication of primary tumor is given. The cases of recurrent carcinoma are included but are separately considered.
The analysis of these 192 cases and the study of the results to September 1936 seemed to indicate that the routine employment of preoperative irradiation might have value as an adjunct to the complete operation in the treatment of operable carcinoma of the female breast. In making microscopic studies I found no residual
COHN LC. CARCINOMA OF THE FEMALE BREASTAN ANALYSIS OF THE END RESULTS AFTER FIVE YEARS IN ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-TWO CASES, WITH SPECIAL CONSIDERATION OF PREOPERATIVE IRRADIATION. Arch Surg. 1942;44(4):715-722. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210220118008