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March 10, 1951

Radiation Therapy in the Management of Cancer of the Uterine Cervix

JAMA. 1951;145(10):769-770. doi:10.1001/jama.1951.02920280081031

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The author, with the help of his wide experience, has compiled a concise monograph presenting the knowledge essential for a rational and effective approach to the control and cure of cancer of the uterine cervix. The one essential missing is the leavening of experience and judgment that can be supplied only by the individual therapist. The salient clinical facts of cervical carcinoma are enumerated; the histological characteristics and the modes of dissemination of the tumor are outlined, and the common complications of the disease are discussed. The major portion of the book deals with the treatment of cancer of the uterine cervix by radiation. The Stockholm and the Paris technics are discussed as the prototypes of all successful methods of radium application; by restriction of discussion to these classic technics, the danger of losing principles in a morass of detail is avoided. The newer transvaginal roentgen therapy is given fair

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