GEORGE E. PFAHLER, M.D.
With our present knowledge of the treatment of cancer, good results can only be obtained by the early recognition of the disease and by the immediate, thorough and skillful treatment. The fear of operation on the part of the patient is an important factor in causing delay. If this fear can be eliminated by the family physicians and the consultants, who know that radiation is of definite value in the treatment of malignant disease, patients will be more likely to consult the family physician at once, instead of going to quacks, or doing nothing. Postponement is most often due to
PFAHLER GE. Radiation Therapy in Malignant Disease―Results To Be Expected*. Ann Intern Med. 1929;3:483–491. doi: https://doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-3-5-483
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