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August 19, 1961

Self-Examination Kit

JAMA. 1961;177(7):529. doi:10.1001/jama.1961.03040330065016

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To the Editor:—  My whimsical turn of mind compels me to write a "letter to the editor," prompted by the unintentional humor of the Question and Answer section in The Journal, Feb. 18. "Colleague Burt" of Milford Center, Ohio, questions you in the cheerful confusion of our "do-it-yourself" age about the possibility of spreading wholesale across the face of the land a self-examination kit for Papanicolaou-minded women of today. May I call your attention to the interesting sequence of events which was evoked by the paragraph on "Penny Cancer Kit" in the February, 1955, issue of Today's Health? It was stated hopefully, "A home kit costing only a penny offers a promising aid for drastic reduction of deaths from cancer of the cervix, second most common type of female cancer."This seemingly innocuous, but spectacular, proposal was promptly seized upon by W. B. McCunniff who, to fill up space in

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