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December 29, 1923

"EXCISION OF A V-SHAPED PIECE OF THE LOWER LIP VERSUS ROENTGEN-RAY OR RADIUM TREATMENT"

JAMA. 1923;81(26):2202-2203. doi:10.1001/jama.1923.02650260044029

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Dr. Soiland questions the statement of facts which appear in my communication.For those interested in this investigation it seems wise to repeat my statement, which was somewhat as follows: In the records of the Surgical Pathological Laboratory of the Johns Hopkins Hospital, among the primary lesions of the lower lip, whether benign or malignant, there never has been a local recurrence when the lesion has been removed by Dr. Halsted or one of his group, and the wound closed without plastic surgery.In the first place, this statement and all the other statements of fact in my communication to The Journal were previously made in my first communication some years ago in Surgery, Gynecology and Obstetrics. I mentioned this in my communication.The point that I wished to emphasize was, that the cure of cancer of the lip, as of cancer anywhere else, depends on the

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