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A CASE OF EPITHELIOMA OF THE FACE.TREATED BY THE ACTUAL CAUTERY, THE X-RAY AND BY INCISION.

J. H. WOODWARD, B.S., M.D.
JAMA. 1906;XLVI(8):583-584. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.62510350033003.
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History.  —Mr. —, about 70 years of age, presented in the spring of 1903 a small ulceration one-fourth of an inch in diameter in the left side of his face, near the ala of the nose, which had existed more than a year. The area of disease was limited to the immediate neighborhood of the superficial ulceration.

Treatment by Actual Cautery.  —In May, 1903, I burned it out with the galvano-cautery. The wound so made healed promptly without incident, leaving a small, smooth cicatrix.

Treatment by Röntgen Ray.  —In November, 1903, ulceration in the cicatrix had begun. Influenced by the very favorable published and verbal reports of the beneficent effect of the Röntgen ray in curing epithelioma of the face, I referred my patient to a very competent surgeon, thoroughly familiar with x-ray therapeutics, for treatment by that method.

Report.  —To him I am indebted for the following notes

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