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Head and neck cancer and its treatment: historical review

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M McGurk, N M Goodger

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209 - 220
Number of pages12
JournalBritish Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Volume38
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2000

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Abstract

Head and neck cancer has been known to physicians since antiquity, hut until relatively recently any material advance was limited by the lack of anaesthesia. The factors and people that helped to develop the subject of head and neck surgery have been traced through history, and this paper provides a broad historical perspective with which to compare the current standard of management for head and neck cancer.

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