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jan 2, 1884 - Breat Cancer Treatment Begins

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Baltimore surgeon William Halsted pioneers a new approach to removing breast tumors, radical mastectomy, in which the entire breast and the surrounding lymph nodes and chest muscles are removed. This helps reduce recurrences of the disease, which was previously nearly always fatal.

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Date:

jan 2, 1884
Now
~ 135 years ago
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