TWO RECENT CASES 211
The last photographs were taken on October 15, 1910.
From the copies of the ten charts of this case kindly given me by Captain Lambelle, I take the following notes:
“Treatment began, March 8, 1909; stopped, September 17, 1909; recommenced, January 14, 1910; finally stopped, March 24, 1910; 120 injections in all given. August 9, 1909, small slough removed from floor of orbit. August 12, 1909, a large slough removed from the mouth from situation of tuberosity of maxilla. August 24, 1909, mouth now clear of sloughs, is quite clean, and healing rapidly. On October 28, 1909, plastic operation to close small aperture in face.” Captain Lambelle last wrote to the writer regarding this case under date November 23, 1910: “I saw du T. on Saturday morning last [November19], alive and well—’ Never better in his life,’ he said—for he had come to bid me good-bye on my leaving the hospital at York.” In view of the publication of this book, the writer wrote to the patient referred to above, under date September ii, 1911. The reply came with the date September 14, 1911, from the patient himself, and on this date he was alive, well, and not suffering from sarcoma of the jaw. The six photographic illustrations (Figs. 6 to 11) relate to this case.
Captain Lambelle’s success in three out of his four cases to date was due, in my opinion, not at all to any help of mine, for as a fact I knew nothing of his cases until the treatment in each had done its work, but to the circumstance that he had studied the matter theoretically and practically. He knew from his own observations on my material, as well as from the study of my scientific memoirs, all about “the irresponsible trophoblast.” Unlike Bainbridge, it never occurred to him to say: “The irresponsible trophoblast does not concern us here.”