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RODENT CANCER.

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VICE-PRESIDENT OF THE ROYAL MEDICAL AND CHIRURGICAL SOCIETY OF LONDON
SURGEON TO THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL, TO ST. LUKE'S HOSPITAL FOR
LUNATICS, AND TO THE ARTISTS' BENEVOLENT FUND

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T660

M82 1867

PREFACE.

THE very gratifying favour accorded to my endeavours to throw light on the nature of Cancer, encourages me to publish further observations upon the subject. There are various elements constituting that disease, which are not all present in each particular example of it. In the extensive ulcerations of the face which are distinguished by the graphic epithet Rodent, I think that I recognise a Cancer devoid of every one of the characters which make up our ideal of a cancerous disease, except such as are purely local. These great and disfiguring maladies, a combination of growth and ulcer, possess all the essential qualities of an ordinary scirrhus, without any or with very little of the faculty for dissemination in the body

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