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June 25, 1932

CARCINOMA OF THE CERVIX UTERI: A STATISTICAL SURVEY OF TWENTY-ONE YEARS OF TREATMENT

Author Affiliations

ST. LOUIS

From the Gynecologic Service, Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital.

JAMA. 1932;98(26):2259-2262. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02730520001001

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Abstract

This study is based on an analysis of the result of treatment of all cases of cancer of the cervix seen at the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital from 1906 through 1926, the first twenty-one years of its existence. During this time the gynecologic service was in charge of Drs. George Gellhorn and F. J. Taussig, who alternated every six months. The service, up to recent years, has consisted largely of far-advanced cases, owing to the fact that other hospitals have sent many patients to our free cancer wards. Comparisons of statistics from different institutions are of little value. More information is obtained by setting side by side the results of different methods of treatment at various times in the same place and under similar conditions. For this reason, an analysis of our material promises to be instructive.

This study is based on 634 patients suffering from carcinomaof the

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