A case of melano-carcinoma from the surgical clinic of Prof. W. A. Douglass.

Morse, John Frederick, 1857-1898.

Journal : The Western Lancet ; vol. xiii.

San Francisco : Jos. Winterburn & Co., 1884.

Description : [1 l.] pl., [145]-146 p. ; ill.: 1 phot. ; 23 cm.

Photograph : cyanotype.

Subject : Skin — Metastatic melanoma ; Paquelin thermocautery.

Notes :

The cyanotype shows the cauliflower excresence and buds of a virulent nodular melanoma on the body of a 60 year-old male. After a course of anatomical studies supervised by Dr. William A. Douglass (1825-1890) and his graduation from Cooper Medical College, Morse continued his training abroad with Czerny in Heidelberg. His reputation was established by two brilliant operations: the excision of a glioma in the brain of a patient under the care of Dr. Joseph Oakland Hirschfelder (1854-?) — the first time this procedure was attempted in the United States — and, secondly, his successful treatment of aneurism in the abdominal aorta described in a paper titled, Cure of abdominal aneurism by Loreta's method. Morse was only 41 when he died of cerebral hemorrhage.

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