JOHN E. ULTMANN, M.D.
The curability of patients with Hodgkin's disease of all stages improved from a 5-year survival rate in 1940 of 6% to a 5-year actuarial estimated survival rate in 1970 of over 75% (1). During this same 30-year period the survival statistics reported for "reticulum cell sarcoma" (the diagnostic entity coded in national statistical analyses before acceptance of the term "histiocytic lymphoma") remained at a dismal 5-year survival rate of 18% or lower (2).
The knowledge gained from the cure of Hodgkin's disease together with new conceptual approaches and the development of new drugs and drug combinations have permitted novel approaches
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ULTMANN JE. Cure of Histiocytic Lymphoma. Ann Intern Med. 1982;97:274–275. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-97-2-274
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