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November 8, 1941

CONCENTRATION METHOD OF RADIOTHERAPY: FOR CANCER OF THE MOUTH, PHARYNX AND LARYNX

JAMA. 1941;117(19):1607-1610. doi:10.1001/jama.1941.02820450031008
Abstract

My purpose in this paper is to present the results of recent efforts to influence the more radioresistant forms of cancer of the mouth, pharynx and larynx by means of new methods of roentgen ray and radium treatment. The study is based on the observation of some 850 cases of cancer of the mouth, pharynx and larynx treated in the Chicago Tumor Institute and the Hines Veterans Hospital.

The divided dose technic, generally known as the "Coutard method," or some modification of it is the most prevalent form of roentgen ray treatment now in use. So much confusion surrounds the use of the term "Coutard method" that an effort to clarify this term may be useful. First it should be pointed out that Coutard1 has never adhered to a rigid technic or to a single principle of treatment. The technic to which the term "Coutard method" is generally applied

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