Modes of spread of cancer of skin.

@article{Mohs1952ModesOS,
  title={Modes of spread of cancer of skin.},
  author={Frederic E. Mohs and Theodore G. Lathrop},
  journal={A.M.A. archives of dermatology and syphilology},
  year={1952},
  volume={66 4},
  pages={
          427-39
        }
}
  • F. Mohs, T. G. Lathrop
  • Published 1 October 1952
  • Medicine, Biology
  • A.M.A. archives of dermatology and syphilology
DURING the past sixteen years more than three thousand cancers have been removed by means of the microscopically controlled excisions which characterize the method which we have termed "chemosurgery." 1 A striking observation repeatedly made during the course of these excisions was that many external cancers exhibited irregular outgrowths which had not been detected by clinical visualization and palpation. In some cases these "silent" extensions were due to a peculiar affinity of the cancer for… 
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The chemosurgical method was devised to provide a microscopically controlled means for the excision of various accessible forms of cancer and offers certain important advantages, including unprecedented reliability and conservatism.
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