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Article
March 1933

TREATMENT OF EPITHELIOMA OF THE LIP BY THE DERMATOLOGIST

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1933;27(3):373-382. doi:10.1001/archderm.1933.01450040379001
Abstract

This subject is presented to this association for the purpose, first, of inviting attention to the treatment of a relatively common dermatologic condition of a serious nature; second, of emphasizing the fact that the dermatologist is in a position to see most of the early lesions of the lip, either in his direct practice or in consultation, and is best qualified to diagnose such lesions, and, third, to make a critical analysis of the cures obtained by the various methods of treatment.

Figures on the death rate from epithelioma of the lip in the registered area may be arrived at from the published vital statistics of the United States Public Health Reports. In 1920 there were 437 deaths from this cause; in 1927, 487, and in 1928, 577, or 5 per hundred thousand. It has been estimated that primary cancer of the lip constitutes from 2

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