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August 6, 1927

EPITHELIOMA OF THE PENIS: REPORT OF FIVE CASES

Author Affiliations

Associate Professor of Syphilology, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania; Chief Urologist, Atlantic City Hospital; Chief Urologist, Atlantic City Genito-Urinary Clinic ATLANTIC CITY, N. J.

JAMA. 1927;89(6):446-449. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690060026009
Abstract

My purpose in this paper is to report five cases of penile cancer in which operations were performed by me in the Atlantic City Genito-Urinary Clinic during the last four and one-half years. It is not my object to present anything that has not already been given in previous articles on this subject but to call to the attention of the medical profession the fact that cancer of the penis is not an exceptionally rare disease but is sufficiently uncommon to be of interest, especially from a therapeutic and prognostic standpoint, and should be considered as a possibility in cases in which there are lesions on the penis that do not respond to the ordinary methods of treatment.

GENERAL OBSERVATIONS 

Age.  —The age at which the patients first presented themselves for examination ranged between 24 and 53 years, with decades divided as shown in the accompanying table.

Occupation and Race. 

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