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TREATMENT OF SUPERFICIAL NEW GROWTHS BY PURE RADIUM BROMID

FRANCIS H. WILLIAMS, M.D.; SAMUEL W. ELLSWORTH, M.D.
JAMA. 1913;60(22):1694-1697. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340220018006.
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Until the cause of cancer is discovered and a better remedy for it is found, the discriminating practitioner will employ the best means at his disposal, according to the case to be treated, whether it be operation, caustics, x-rays, or some form of radio-activity. No one of these is adapted to all patients, nor always to all stages of the disease in the same patient. Surgery is necessary under some conditions and the roentgenray, or the much safer radium, is preferable under others. Our object now, however, is to draw the attention of the profession in this country to the beneficent results obtained from radium in private practice and at the radium clinic (which was started in 1903 at the Boston City Hospital) when this remedy is employed in suitable cases of skin cancer and in sufficient amount and strength. Experience is, of course, necessary. Without it there is danger

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