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April 1930


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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1930;21(4):519-525. doi:10.1001/archderm.1930.01440100003001

Many branches in the domain of the specialties of medicine and surgery share the interest in the subject of carcinoma of the oral cavity; the surgeon, the dentist, the laryngologist, the internist and the general practitioner, in addition to the dermatologist, manifest keen interest in it. It is possibly a case of too many cooks spoiling the broth, for the subject lacks the uniformity of opinion in important details which is absolutely imperative, if any appreciable amount of therapeutic good is to be accomplished.

This title covers carcinoma as it affects the following locations: the lip, the tongue, the cheeks, the floor of the mouth, gingiva and the palate.

Quick,1 whose contribution to the subject has been most noteworthy, stated that the question of diagnosis is so apparent in most cases, that unless a loose piece of tissue can be easily removed for biopsy, one should not remove a

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