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January 6, 1923

SARCOMA (?) OF THIGH, WITH SECONDARY SARCOMA (?) OF INGUINAL REGION, LIVER AND LUNGS: RECOVERY AFTER INTENSIVE DEEP ROENTGEN IRRADIATION

Author Affiliations

CINCINNATI

JAMA. 1923;80(1):23-25. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02640280025010
Abstract

The purpose of this report is to place on record what, so far as I have been able to learn, is the first successful attempt to treat by intensive deep roentgen irradiation a widely distributed sarcomatous invasion of deep tissues. I am able to demonstrate that it is technically possible and clinically permissible to administer to a patient over wide and separate areas of the body, within a limited period of treatment, the "sarcoma dose" of roentgen irradiation in the depth of each such area, with the result of the apparent disappearance of the neoplasm from all the involved areas.

In order to establish the diagnosis, I give the complete history and clinical record. The excision of a specimen for histologic examination was, of course, not permissible.

REPORT OF CASE 

History.  —H. M., a man, aged 50, was injured about three years ago by having his right thigh crushed. The

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