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September 2, 1899


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JAMA. 1899;XXXIII(10):567-568. doi:10.1001/jama.1899.92450620005001a

Cancer of the body of the uterus, as a primary condition, and independent of the cervix, is not common.

I assume that there can now be no discussion as to the proper treatment of uterine cancer, when the opportunity for early operation is presented. The field of preventive surgical disease is as interesting a study and imperative a duty as preventive medicine is to the general practitioner and sanitarian. Knowing the cause, we will in time discover and apply the remedy. In this day of perfected surgical technic and brilliant operative achievement, we are prone to overlook and underestimate the great work we can or may do, in preventing disease. In no respect can this interest us more than in reference to those diseases the inevitable tendency of which is to a fatal issue.

A more complete operation for carcinoma is more certain of attainment and more satisfactory, if performed

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