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December 4, 1909

THE PALLIATIVE TREATMENT OF CANCER OF THE UTERUS ESPECIALLY WITH THE THERMOCAUTERY

Author Affiliations

Visiting Surgeon of the Bethany Deaconess Hospital; Consulting Gynecologist and Obstetrician to Long Island College Hospital; Consulting Gynecologist to the Nassau Hospital and to the Jamaica Hospital BROOKLYN

JAMA. 1909;LIII(23):1881-1911. doi:10.1001/jama.1909.92550230009002b
Abstract

As a preliminary to this paper I wish to state, in the most unequivocal terms, that the palliative treatment herein recommended is not advocated as a substitute for the early extirpation of the diseased structures by appropriate surgical procedure, but that it is applicable to cases in which the time has passed for such treatment, and also in certain cases in which the consent of the patient can not be obtained for early hysterectomy, who will accept a cautery operation as an alternative; neither is it my purpose to inquire into the etiology of the disease or review the literature of the subject, but to study it chiefly from the clinical point of view, with the reference to the one topic of palliation.

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