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July 1940


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Arch Surg. 1940;41(1):29-52. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1940.01210010032002

The subject of Ewing's sarcoma continues to hold the interest of the medical profession, especially of those members of it who see more than the casual patient with the disease. There are several reasons for this: (1) difficulties in diagnosis, since clinically and roentgenographically the tumor closely resembles other pathologic entities; (2) the fact that the cause is still obscure; (3) the fact that the mortality rate is excessive, and (4) the fact that present methods of treatment are deplorably ineffective. With these problems confronting them, physicians must disseminate the available information in an effort to reduce errors in diagnosis and must constantly strive to make earlier diagnoses. In order to accomplish these objectives, it is essential, first, that the physician inform himself better of the nature and behavior of Ewing's sarcoma and, second, that the lay public be impressed with the necessity of seeking early medical advice concerning symptoms

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