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November 12, 1910

HUMAN SARCOMA CULTIVATED OUTSIDE OF THE BODYA THIRD NOTE

JAMA. 1910;55(20):1732. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.04330200042016
Abstract

In our last note1 we have shown that a fowl sarcoma could grow outside of the body. We expressed also the opinion that malignant tumors of the human organism could be caused to grow in the same manner. In the present note, we shall briefly describe a successful attempt to cultivate in vitro a sarcoma extirpated from a woman by Dr. Coley.

Through the kindness of Dr. Coley and of his assistants of the Memorial Hospital of New York, we were able to make a few cultures with fragments of a sarcomatous tumor taken from a woman 35 years old. The history of the patient given by Dr. Moore of Iowa, can be summarized as follows:

Thirteen years ago, after a traumatism, a tumor developed on the upper part of the right fibula. Last June the tumor was extirpated. It recurred soon and last September the new tumor and

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