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THE TECHNIC OF OPERATIONS FOR CARCINOMA OF THE BREAST.

MILES F. PORTER, A.M., M.D.
JAMA. 1907;XLIX(9):748-751. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.25320090024001f.
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The chief object of operation for cancer of the breast is, of course, the cure of the cancer. This is as it should be, but it is also important that the convalescence of the patient be as comfortable and as rapid as possible, and that the resulting disability be as slight as consistent with radical removal of the growth. It is especially with a view of aiding somewhat in the accomplishment of the last-named objects that this paper is written. The chief basis of the paper—aside from a study of the literature—is my personal experience in this line of work, something over fifty cases of radical removal.

SUPERFICIAL INCISION.  This must be varied often to suit the case in hand, but the skin forming the floor of the axillary space should not be incised except in cases wherein the removal of a portion of it is necessary. There are two

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