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: Radiotherapy and phototherapy : including radium and high-frequency currents, their medical and surgical applications in diagnosis and treatment ; for students and practitioners
: Allen, Charles Warrenne, 1854-1906 Franklin, Milton Stern, Samuel
: Radiotherapy Phototherapy Radiotherapy Phototherapy
: New York Philadelphia : Lea
: Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine
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lesions ofepithelioma upon the nose, ear, and neck. From August 15thto September loth no treatments were given; on this date aten-minute application was followed within eighteen hoursby an extensive dermatitis of the left side of the face andhead; upon the opposite cheek, which was turned away 14 210 RADIOTHERAPY from the tube, vesicles and bullae developed, involving alsothe right side of the nose and the mucous membrane,indicating that the ray had passed completely through, affect-ing the point of exit equally \\\\h the point of entrance. Thisdermatitis lasted from two to three weeks, and when theskin had healed the epithelioma was found much improved.On October i, 1903, the patient was discharged as cured.It is worthy of note in this most interesting case that aftertwenty years of almost constant combat, taking advantageof all know^n methods, it was only with the introductionof radiotherapy that a result could be obtained whichapproximated or promised to be a radical cure. Fig. ^6.
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Cicatrix resulting from the removal of an extensive epithelioma of the foreheadand region of the eve and ear bv the rav. Fig. 56 shows the appearances as presented toward theend of treatment. Unfortunately we have no illustration ofthe disease in its more unpromising stage. Mr. J. P., aged fifty-five years, seen October 2, 1902,.presented upon the side of the forehead a soft, waxy noduleof epithelioma which began about four years ago, but hasonly recently shown signs of spreading. The lesion hadentirely disappeared after about a dozen sittings. In the next illustration (Fig. 57) is seen the scar resulting-from a deep cancerous ulceration of the nose which has been PLATE VI.
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