—Bumpus and Silver38 reviewed all cases of tumor of the bladder observed at the Los Angeles County General Hospital between June 1927 and June 1934. The last date was chosen in order that at least two years might elapse after the last treatment and the final results could be accurately evaluated. There were 135 cases in the group. In 36 the carcinoma was so far advanced that no surgical treatment could be employed, and in 8 merely palliative cystotomy was undertaken; all of the patients died in the hospital. The group of 99 remaining cases seems sufficiently large to suggest what is accomplished by the present methods of treatment in large charity hospitals with constantly changing visiting staffs. Eighty-nine per cent of the patients were traced for from three to five years.Destruction with diathermy was used in 77 of the 99 cases, in 34 through the
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