164 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
be successful. Nature does not “ operate” upon living asexual generation, and perhaps for this reason she has not evolved an infallible mode of treating scientifically the failures of surgical operation. Dr. Rice’s case* of laryngeal cancer may be cited as an instance of the successful treatment of an unoperated tumour, as also the Naples case of inoperable cancer of the tongue.** Within the past few days (1907) another case of the like kind has been reported privately as cured. Here, in October, 1906, on operation a leading London surgeon found an inoperable cancer of the caecum.*** He made no attempt to remove it. In December the enzyme treatment was commenced, and continued until April, when on examination this surgeon pronounced it “almost a cure.” Now, in August, the cancer has quite disappeared. This unreported case is paralleled by one in the British Medical Journal of August 31, 1907, p. 541. The like history is true of many other cases. But with postoperative recurrent cases, while there may be success, as in Dr. Wiggin’s case,**** since certified as cured, the cancer is more likely to “run its parabola” than to yield to a scientific treatment.
When official researchers are heard proclaiming to mankind that the enzymes, trypsin and amylopsin, have no action upon living cancer-cells, this is not merely a denial of the truth and validity of all my embryological work of the past nineteen years. (That is nothing new.
* Rice, Clarence C .: “Treatment of Cancer of the Larynx by Subcutaneous injection of Pancreatic Extract (Trypsin),” Medical Record, November 24, 1906, pp. 812-816, New York.
** Beard J. “ The Scientific Criterion of a Malignant Tumour.” Medical Record, January 5, 1907. New York. See also Appendix D.
*** See Appendix G, No. 3.
**** Wiggin, F. H.:” Case of Multiple Fibro-Sarcoma of the Tongue,” Journ. Amer. Med. Assoc., December 15, 1906, pp. 2003-2008.