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CANCER. Presented by DR. GEORGE W. BOOT.
Dr. Boot presented two white mice that had tar cancers and stated that the animals had developed papillomas before the appearance of the epitheliomas. Mrs. Boot had recently died from cancer of the stomach, and two or three years before there had been any signs of this disease, she had developed numerous papillomas on the backs of the hands and neck. With this fact in mind, and the fact that the mice had developed papillomas before they developed the epitheliomas, he thought of a possible connection. Two or three weeks previously, he had been consulted at the Cook County Hospital by a police sergeant who had cancer of the throat. He asked this patient whether he had had any warts and found that he had about a dozen on the palms which had been present for two or three years. In one other
CORWIN AM. CHICAGO LARYNGOLOGICAL AND OTOLOGICAL SOCIETY: October Meeting, Oct. 4, 1926. Arch Otolaryngol. 1927;5(1):100–105. doi:10.1001/archotol.1927.00600010108011
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