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December 24, 1932

CANCER OF THE CERVIX UTERI: SOME PERTINENT FACTS CONCERNING THE TREATMENT

JAMA. 1932;99(26):2149-2152. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780001001
Abstract

Cancer of the cervix is such a large subject, with so many diverging angles and differences of opinion and shades of meaning in the terms used, that discussions in medical meetings, even lengthy discussions, often fall short of achieving clarity as to the essentials of treatment in general or even as to the real treatment program of the participants in the discussion.

As a consequence, to the profession in general the real advances in effective treatment are buried beneath such a mass of disputative material and verbose discussion of diverting points and bizarre proposals that they are lost sight of to a large extent. To such a degree does this confusion prevail that it has generated an unwarranted feeling of pessimism in regard to the cure of this disease. To judge from some expressions in literature and discussions, it would seem a question whether any definite advance has been made

References
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Crossen, H. S.:  Conclusions from a Study of Five-Year Cures in a Series of 121 Cases of Carcinoma of the Cervix Uteri ,  Am. J. Obst. & Gynec. 22:559 ( (Oct.) ) 1931.
2.
L. Adler entitled " The Treatment of Carcinoma of the Cervix by Vaginal Hysterectomy and Radium ,"  Am. J. Obst. & Gynec. 23:332 ( (March) ) 1932.
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