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March 10, 1917


Author Affiliations

Fellow of the American College of Surgeons MILWAUKEE, WIS.; MADISON, WIS.

JAMA. 1917;LXVIII(10):747-751. doi:10.1001/jama.1917.04270030079001

In this summary of our clinical experience in treating sixty-three cases of Hodgkin's disease of certain diagnosis over a period of eight years, we shall exclude, so far as practicable, hypotheses and technical details. We offer an interpretation of the effects of our therapy that is to some extent both incomplete and unsatisfactory. Many of our patients began treatment comparatively recently, and approximate accuracy in the estimation of results depends on a series of well controlled observations extending over a period of at least five years. On the other hand, this is the largest series of cases reported from one group of observers, the only one that has been followed at frequent intervals by coordinated workers, consecutive records thus being obtained of variation in the blood picture, general physical condition and roentgenographic evidence. These observations, so far as possible, have been made independently in an effort to eliminate bias.