A personal experience with Halsted's radical mastectomy

C. D. Haagensen, C. Bodian

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This is a summary of Haagensen's experience with radical mastectomy over a 51-year period at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. His prospective, experimental study includes 1036 patients with a follow-up of 47 years. These data are unequalled for any single method of treatment for breast carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)143-150
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1984
Externally publishedYes


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