Abstract This study was undertaken with several purposes in mind, namely, (1) to evaluate the clinical results of therapeutic measures employed by various dermatologists, (2) to analyze and correlate the clinical observations of epitheliomas seen in private practice, (3) to study the etiologic and clinical factors that have been stressed in the diagnosis of skin cancer, (4) to study the advantages and disadvantages of therapeutic modalities used in skin cancer and particularly the method of electrocoagulation and curettage which is commonly used among dermatologists. The subject material was drawn from the private practices of five Detroit dermatologists. The clinical cases represent patients from the average practice of dermatology in contrast to similar studies of selected groups from large dermatologic centers. The cases were taken in sequential order from pathology files,* and in each case the diagnosis was proved by microscopic examination. All cases were treated prior to July, 1950. The number References 1. The majority of cases were taken from the pathology files of Dr. Hermann Pinkus, 12 E. 4th St., Monroe, Mich., and a few cases, from Owen Clinical Laboratory, 1551 David Whitney Building, Detroit. 2. Huntington, R. W., Jr., and Levan, V.: Basal Cell Carcinoma Metastatic from Skin to Lung , A. M. A. Arch. Dermat. 75:676 ( (May) ) 1957.Crossref 3. Pinkus, H.: Personal communication to the author. 4. Osborne, E. D.: Treatment of Malignant Cutaneous Lesions , J. A. M. A. 154:1-4 ( (Jan. 2) ) 1954.Crossref 5. Mohs, F. E.: Chemosurgical Treatment of Cancer of the Nose , A. M. A. Arch. Surg. 53: 327 ( (Sept.) ) 1946.Crossref 6. Lunsford, C. J.; Templeton, H. J.; Allington, H. V., and Allington, R. R.: Use of Chemosurgery in Dermatologic Practice , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 68:148-156 ( (Aug.) ) 1953. 7. Sherwell, S.: Further Observations on the Technique of an Efficient Procedure for the Removal and Cure of Superficial Malignant Growths , J. Cutan. Dis. 28:487 ( (Oct.) ) 1910. 8. Elliot, J. A., and Welton, D. G.: Epithelioma: Report on 1,742 Treated Patients , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 53:307 ( (April) ) 1946. 9. Welton, D. H.; Elliot, J. A., and Kimmelstiel, P.: Epithelioma: Clinical and Histologic Data on 1,025 Lesions , Arch. Dermat. & Syph. 60:277-295 ( (Aug.) ) 1949. 10. Traub, E. F.: Diagnosis and Treatment of Carcinoma of the Eyelids , J. A. M. A. 154:9-13 ( (Jan. 2) ) 1954.
A.M.A. Archives of Dermatology – American Medical Association
Published: Feb 1, 1960