R. K. HOLLINGSWORTH, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Prior to 1933 when Graham reported the first successful pneumonectomy for bronchiogenic carcinoma, the disease was considered rare. Diagnostic methods were inadequate, there was no curative treatment and interest in the subject was entirely academic. Hundreds of successful pneumonectomies have now been performed by many surgeons. But a careful study of large groups of cases reveals an appalling and unnecessarily low incidence of operability. There are, unfortunately, two periods of delay during which periods the patient may forfeit his chance for cure. The first is between the onset of symptoms and medical consultation and the second is that between the
HOLLINGSWORTH RK. BRONCHIOGENIC CARCINOMA; AN ANALYSIS OF 343 CASES1. Ann Intern Med. ;26:377–385. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-26-3-377
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1947;26(3):377-385.
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