SEYMOUR PERRY, M.D., F.A.C.P.; LOUIS B. THOMAS, M.D.; RALPH E. JOHNSON, M.D.; PAUL P. CARBONE, M.D.; HARLEY A. HAYNES, M.D.
Dr. Seymour Perry: It is interesting that through the years a few individuals have been brave enough to suggest that Hodgkin's disease might indeed be curable. In fact, Yates and Bunting (1) in 1915 were the first to mention the possibility of a cure and 2 years later wrote (2): "We are of the opinion that in about 20% of all cases as we see them, recovery is a possibility at present." "Earlier diagnosis and the recognition that Hodgkin's disease, if treated promptly and radically, is curable would raise this percentage materially . . ." (3).
Then Dr. Vera Peters
PERRY S, THOMAS LB, JOHNSON RE, CARBONE PP, HAYNES HA. Hodgkin's Disease: Combined Clinical Staff Conference at the National Institutes of Health. Ann Intern Med. ;67:424–442. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-67-2-424
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1967;67(2):424-442.
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