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May 1934


Author Affiliations

ROCHESTER, MINN.; Fellow in Otolaryngology and Rhinology, the Mayo Foundation DES MOINES, IOWA
From the Section of Laryngology, Oral and Plastic Surgery, the Mayo Clinic.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1934;19(5):621-637. doi:10.1001/archotol.1934.03790050086016

GENERAL CONSIDERATIONS  Salinger1 reviewed the statistical results of the treatment of malignant diseases of the upper portion of the respiratory tract in German and other European clinics and compared them with those obtained in some of the American clinics. He concluded that the greatest progress had been made in the field of irradiation, and that the technics of protracted, fractional roentgen therapy and teleroentgen therapy developed by Coutard, Berven and Hegener offered the most hope for the future. Tables were included in the report.Dussa2 made careful and exhaustive postmortem studies in 200 consecutive cases of malignant tumor of the ear, nose or throat for the purpose of investigating the percentage in which distant metastasis to various organs occurred, the various types of tumor that were present and the different sites in which these tumors were found. The article was well worth reading, but was too diffuse and

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