The treatment of inoperable cancer by lead

  • Charles E. Brunton


A lead preparation supplied by the Liverpool Medical Research Organisation was administered to 38 patients suffering from cancer.

When administered according to indications it did not produce any serious symptoms; in at least one case it was deposited selectively in the neoplastic tissue, but in no case was it proved to produce complete necrosis of malignant tissue.

Tables are given showing the dosages, the end results and the reasons which brought treatment to an end.


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© Springer 1930

Authors and Affiliations

  • Charles E. Brunton
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Christie HospitalManchester
  2. 2.Helen Swindells LaboratoryManchester UniversityUSA

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