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July 1941

END RESULTS OF THERAPY OF EPITHELIOMA OF THE SKIN

Author Affiliations

BOSTON

From the Laboratory of Pathology, Collis P. Huntington Memorial Hospital. The term epithelioma is utilized in this article because of editorial policy. The authors prefer the term carcinoma.

Arch Derm Syphilol. 1941;44(1):37-42. doi:10.1001/archderm.1941.01500010040006
Abstract

Periodic inventory of end results is a gage of performance and a stimulus to progress. This truism has been somewhat neglected in the consideration of epithelioma of the skin, for which so-called primary healing has been accepted too frequently as a criterion of cure. It is much to be desired that results obtained at various clinics should be reported in such a way as to be readily comparable one with another. The only statistically adequate report on cutaneous cancer that we have found is the review of Magnusson1 of the results of treatment of epithelioma of the skin at Radiumhemmet, Stockholm, Sweden, which with some recalculation readily lends itself to comparison with reports from other clinics.

The purpose of this study is the analysis of the curability and mortality of the basal cell epitheliomas treated at the Huntington Memorial Hospital in comparison with those treated at Radiumhemmet and in

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