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January 5, 1901

THE IMPORTANCE OF EARLY DIAGNOSIS IN CARCINOMA OF THE UTERUS.

JAMA. 1901;XXXVI(1):37. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.02470010041003
Abstract

The section on gynecology of the Thirteenth International Congress of Medicine, held at Paris last August, passed a resolution to the effect that while the question of the method of operations, vaginal or abdominal, in hysterectomy is still subject to discussion, the curability by surgical means of carcinoma of the uterus is affirmed. This resolution was presented at the conclusion of an exhaustive presentation and discussion of the subject of carcinoma of the uterus by such men as Ott, Cullen, Richelot, Jonnesco, Morisani, Delagenière, Fritsch, Bouilly, Faure, Jesset, Legueu and many others.

This statement of the curability of cancer was based on the fact that of the many hundred eases operated on, and presented, about 10 per cent. on an average had passed the three-year limit without recurrence and could thus be classed as permanently cured. The immediate mortality of hysterectomy has been reduced to 5 per cent. or less.

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