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October 9, 1926

CAUTERIZATION AND CAUTERY EXCISION OF CANCERA STUDY OF ONE THOUSAND CASES

JAMA. 1926;87(15):1188-1193. doi:10.1001/jama.1926.02680150022005
Abstract

The study of a thousand cases of cancer treated in our clinic by the cauterization or cautery excision methods was undertaken with a twofold purpose in mind—to evaluate the different types of technic we were employing and to enable us to draw conclusions as to the curability of certain types of cancer.

At the outset, I wish to make clear that this study has not as yet been completed. For that reason and because I am necessarily limited as to space, it will be impossible to recite many of the most interesting details. Therefore, only certain outstanding facts will be given, and the others I shall hope to give in a subsequent report.

This study is concerned with a thousand patients, operated on prior to 1926, and is limited to cancers of the surface of the body and to readily accessible areas just beneath the surface. It comprises cancers of

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