To-day every one recognizes the Roentgen rays as a means of treatment of epithelioma. Those who have had most experience recognize the use of the rays as the best but not the only method. Pusey's1 and Schiffs'2 results and conclusions will represent fairly well the opinions of those who are most competent to judge.
Of the one hundred and eleven successive patients treated by Pusey more than three years previous to his report, 72 per cent. were cured and remained well three or more years. He has therefore established fairly well the permanency of the results as compared with any other method of treatment. Schiff says that the favorable effects of the Roentgen rays on epithelioma is indisputable, but that there are obviously biologic differences in the various kinds of epitheliomata which have so far not been sufficiently explained pathologically and anatomically and on which the success of
PFAHLER GE. THE TREATMENT OF EPITHELIOMA BY ROENTGEN RAYS.. JAMA. 1908;LI(21):1761–1763. doi:10.1001/jama.1908.25410210017001e
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