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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
CROSSEN HS. CANCER OF THE CERVIX UTERI: SOME PERTINENT FACTS CONCERNING THE TREATMENT. JAMA. 1932;99(26):2149–2152. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740780001001
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