Louis-Joseph-Marie Robert (1771-1850) and his method for the prevention of breast cancer.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_CC62511D6EBB
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Louis-Joseph-Marie Robert (1771-1850) and his method for the prevention of breast cancer.
Journal
Journal of B.U.ON.
Author(s)
Karamanou M., Androutsos G.
ISSN
2241-6293 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1107-0625
Publication state
Published
Issued date
2021
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Volume
26
Number
1
Pages
284-287
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Biography ; Historical Article ; Journal Article
Publication Status: ppublish
Abstract
In 19th century breast cancer was still an incurable disease. The treatment was consisting of surgical excision of the tumour, cautery iron and topical application of caustic substances such as arsenic and caustic potash without promising results. The French physician Louis Robert (1771-1850) adopted the leech method of François-Joseph-Victor Broussais (1772-1838) and proposed, for the first time, a method to prevent breast cancer. Despite the supposed success of his approach, the introduction of the notion of prevention and the ways to achieve it, it is meticulously analyzed in his work.
Keywords
Breast Neoplasms/prevention & control, Female, History, 19th Century, Humans
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Web of science
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23/05/2024 9:35
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24/05/2024 7:05
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