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doi: 10.1097/01.ACM.0000345400.55564.1a
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In 1853, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine were the first in the United States to use the microscope to diagnose cancer.

For other important milestones in medical knowledge and practice credited to academic medical centers, visit the “Discoveries and Innovations in Patient Care and Research Database” at (

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