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November 1933

Cancer du côlon droit.

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1933;52(5):827. doi:10.1001/archinte.1933.00160050180011

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This work of Professor Gosset and his associates represents studies based on fifty patients with cancer of the colon. It is a comprehensive monograph of the subject, with a careful review of the anatomy—including an excellent consideration of the lymphatic drainage—and pathology. The photomicrographs of various specimens are clear and instructive. The author is still undecided as to the value and certainty of endeavoring to classify and establish a prognosis for cancers as suggested by Broders.

Although this is primarily an anatomicosurgical review, there is a rather brief, though excellent, résumé on symptomatology and diagnosis. The author deplores the late recognition of so many cases; in only twenty-six of his fifty cases was resection of the growth possible. The diagnostic value, with excellent illustrations, of the barium enema, combined with the technic of the injection of air, is included. He calls attention to the danger of barium administered orally in

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