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December 27, 1919


JAMA. 1919;73(26):1928-1929. doi:10.1001/jama.1919.02610520018009

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In January, 1914, I demonstrated before the Medical Society of Christiania the first case of actinomycosis treated with radium.


Case 1.  —A. O., a laboring man, aged 32, was removed Feb. 10, 1913, to the radium division from the surgical section where he had been under treatment since Nov. 30, 1912, for actinomycosis with swellings in the right cheek. December 7, the fistula on the outer side of the cheek had been incised and scooped out, a small quantity of pus together with a soft grayish granulation tissue being removed. A similar incision had been made on the inner side of the cheek in which a tamponade of xeroform gauze had been placed. The patient, since November 30, had gone through an internal treatment with potassium iodid. He then felt better until the beginning of February, 1913, when the swelling in the cheek grew so much that

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