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August 13, 1927

Les cancers du sein.

JAMA. 1927;89(7):547. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690070057045

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This monograph is one of a number of the "Annales de la clinique chirurgicale du professeur Delbet." It is essentially a contribution to the prognosis of cancer of the breast. The results of study of the microscopic structure of material accruing from 353 operations form the major portion of the work. The operations included amputation of the breast and removal of the subclavicular and axillary lymph glands, and the axillary adipose tissue. Brief but satisfactory descriptions of the symptoms, diagnosis, prognosis, and operative and nonoperative treatment are included. The central theme is the relative malignancy of the many histologic varieties of carcinoma of the breast. It was learned that for about 45 per cent of all the mammary carcinomas the histologic structure warrants a favorable prognosis, and for about 25 per cent the microscopic appearance indicates a malignant tumor for which surgery has no remedy, even with early operation. For

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