To those that are essentially observers this would seem to be a hackneyed subject. To read the titles of monographs and papers as they appear in library catalogues and in the Index Medicus they could infer that great enthusiasm exists in our professional ranks in the treatment of cancer; that it is curable by several modes of treatment and that any investigation into the etiology of it is analogous to that of malaria—to prevent the morbidity rather than the mortality of a curable disease. They would find surgical treatment brilliant in its success, and that the success thus secured is far excelled by Roentgenization and by the employment of that newer and therefore much more up-to-date remedy, radium. W. Deane Butcher is really comparatively modest in his claims for the curative effect of radium on cancer, for he does not claim much for it in the uterine cancer. He opens
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