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August 27, 1898

THE TREATMENT OF INOPERABLE SARCOMA WITH THE 'MIXED TOXINS OF ERYSIPELAS AND BACILLUS PRODIGIOSUS.IMMEDIATE AND FINAL RESULTS IN ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY CASES.

JAMA. 1898;XXXI(9):456-465. doi:10.1001/jama.1898.92450090022001g
Abstract

The remaining personal cases worthy of special note will be found in tabulated form.

HISTORY OF THE MORE IMPORTANT CASES SUCCESSFULLY TREATED BY OTHER SURGEONS. 

Case 1.  —Inoperable sarcoma of pectoral region and axilla. Entire disappearance after seventy-eight injections. Patient perfectly well two and one-half years later.This case is of the greatest interest, for it alone, unsupported by a single other case, would prove the specific action of the toxins.This case, female, aged 42 years, was a patient of Drs. M. Storrs and R. H. Griswold of Hartford, Conn., and was treated by them under my direction. Her paternal grandmother died of cancer of the breast. There was no specific or tubercular history. The patient had been well up to October, 1895, when she noticed a lump in the left pectoral region. It grew rapidly and soon extended into the axilla. On Dec. 15, 1995, it had become

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