The Radicalization of Breast Cancer Surgery: Joseph Colt Bloodgood’s Role in William Stewart Halsted’s Legacy

@article{Wright2018TheRO,
  title={The Radicalization of Breast Cancer Surgery: Joseph Colt Bloodgood’s Role in William Stewart Halsted’s Legacy},
  author={James R Wright},
  journal={Bulletin of the History of Medicine},
  year={2018},
  volume={92},
  pages={141 - 171}
}
  • James R Wright
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine
  • Bulletin of the History of Medicine
summary:Johns Hopkins’s surgeon William Stewart Halsted is renowned for popularizing the radical mastectomy, a disfiguring procedure that was overutilized during the 1900s. Cancer historians have questioned why Halsted, a meticulous surgical investigator, became more aggressive in his approach to breast cancer surgery when his own data failed to show prolonged patient survival. Joseph Colt Bloodgood, one of Halsted’s early surgical residents, Hopkins’s head of surgical pathology, and Halsted’s… Expand
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