142 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
a new sun is rising. Epigenesis, somatic origin of germ-cells, and recapitulation in development, are fading away into thin air before the mighty powers of Evolution with predestination (Weismann), an actual tangible continuity of germ-cells from generation to generation, and an antithetic alternation of generations as the mode—the only possible one—of animal development.
The suspicion entertained at Liverpool in 1905, then expressed to two Professors of the University of Liverpool, and which is somewhat reinforced by the references to the work of Pasteur in the present chapter, that the problems (if cancer had been lifted into the field of chemistry, soon showed itself to be a reality. Not only were the questions still pending chemical ones, but they belonged to a branch of chemistry with which the name of Pasteur will ever be associated as its founder—stereochemistry. This is more clearly revealed in the following chapter.