xiv THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
that, while the ferments of cancer came into existence in the dim and distant past in an ascending series of complexity, for the purpose of building-up asexual generation, trypsin and its modification, amylopsin, were evolved millions of years ago as things even more powerful than the ferments of cancer, and for the primary purpose of pulling down asexual generation, in order that something new—a sexual generation——might arise, blossom, and people the earth. That these latter ferments have also a very great digestive import, and are, therefore— to man, as the centre of the universe—of personal and even great commercial value, happens to be a corollary to what was their original use, and to the uses which they are still first of all given by Nature in every normal development.
Each one of us human beings, in the course of the gestation in which he or she arose, as a prime condition of his or her existence and persistence, was compelled by the iron necessity of Nature to destroy a natural phenomenon of the same nature as cancer—to wit, the trophoblast or asexual generation of normal development—and by no other means than the secretion of pancreatic ferments. This is the reason which confers a lasting truth on the words which I wrote down on December 8, 1904, and which, almost immediately, gave the solution of the problem of cancer—” The mammalian embryo solved the problem of cancer ages ago.’ “ Still it moves,” commented Galileo. If the enzyme treatment of cancer be abandoned for the next century—if trypsin and amylopsin be maligned as “ useless “ or “ futile in cancer— all the same every human being who comes into this world in that time will never omit to employ his own pancreatic ferments in his development—never fail, since failure means death, to use the pancreatic or enzyme