Minnesota Medicine Volume 4, Pp. 1-681

Minnesota Medicine Volume 4, Pp. 1-681

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1921 edition. Excerpt: ... we can only state that we are not discouraged. In every case there was an actual gain because with the exception of three, everyone submitted to the treatment was considered hopeless from the start. Our mortality naturally was very high on account of the extensive operations which had to be undertaken, and also on account of the mishaps which might be avoided in the future. Four of our cases died from acute hemorrhage due to ulceration of the large bloodvessels; one from the femoral, one from the axillary, and two from the carotid. Four cases died from the roentgen ray toxemia. On the other hand we have a number of cases which have stood a reasonable test of time. A case of carcinoma of the breast is still alive without recurrence two years after the operation. Onc case of carcinoma of the submaxillary gland in which three radical operations preceded the last (which was the open method), has no recurrence for two and one-half years and is in perfect health, and others which, according to past experience and general rules, should have terminated fatally before this, are still alive and without recurrence; but not sufficiently long to count them as cures. At any rate we are satisfied that we have done harm to none and bene fited a few.. DISCUSSION DR. H. H. BOWING, Rochester: I am greatly interested in this report and clinic Dr. Beck has given us. I regret that time did not permit a more complete exposition. I am not qualified to discuss this paper, for Dr. Beck is doing a pioneer work, a distinctive type of surgical procedure in combating advanced malignancy and time will tell whether or not he will continue to subject his patients to such heroic surgery. It may be indicated in some cases. I am convinced that wide excision in combating...show more

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  • Paperback | 508 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 898g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236778294
  • 9781236778291