Cancer of the neck of the womb is practically incurable. This statement is made advisedly and the proof of its correctness lies in the reports of results of treatment from all quarters of the world. At the present time there is no cure for cancer short of surgery, and it is no abuse of language to state that this disease is surgery's disgrace. Such statements I am well aware will be called radical by timid men or by men of little knowledge, they will be called bold by even men of knowledge and experience, but it will be a bold man indeed who can conscientiously call them untrue. I repeat that cancer of the neck of the womb as far as results go to-day is practically incurable. It is a reproach to our art, nay it is even a reproach to ourselves, but still unpalatable as the statement may be
BALDY JM. CANCER OF THE UTERINE NECK. WITH COMMENTS ON THE PRESENT-DAY TEACHING. JAMA. 1901;XXXVII(5):314–320. doi:10.1001/jama.1901.62470310020001f
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