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June 4, 1932

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JAMA. 1932;98(23):2001-2002. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730490047019

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Abstract

Surgery of Uterine Cancer  Professor Jean-Louis Faure recently affirmed before the Academy of Medicine that, in nine cases out of ten, cancer of the uterus is definitively curable through surgical intervention, if it is applied early enough. A few days previously, Professor Hartmann had published statistics no less optimistic on the surgical treatment of cancer of the stomach. These two surgeons are eager to defend the reputation of their art against the inroads of radiology, which is coming more and more into favor. They took occasion to point out the disadvantages of radiology. The public fears surgical operations and is more ready to resort to radium and radiography, which appear to entail no immediate risk. The radiotherapeutists have called attention to the fact that hopes based on their art were limited. These frank statements have sometimes unjustly brought surgery into discredit, which fact no doubt motivated the recent outbursts of

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