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April 1946

EPITHELIOMA: Report on 1,742 Treated Patients

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Arch Derm Syphilol. 1946;53(4):307-332. doi:10.1001/archderm.1946.01510330003001

THE proper treatment of epithelioma of the skin is still one of the most important responsibilities of the dermatologist. Epithelioma improperly treated can be one of the most dangerous of all diseases of the skin, yet there is no cutaneous disease which responds more readily to proper therapy and yields as uniformly good results as skin cancer in its early stages.1 During recent years the public has had the benefit of educational campaigns concerning cancer, and it is responding by seeking earlier consultation and treatment. The opportunity for successful treatment is therefore greater today than ever before, and the dermatologist's responsibility to the patient is likewise increased. Lack of knowledge of the specific cause of cancer makes it urgently necessary that one evaluate the results of therapeutic measures from time to time in order to determine where and how they may be improved.

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