THE PANCREATIC OR ENZYME TREATMENT
ABOUT three years ago a medical correspondent in New York suggested to the writer that in a year or two he would perhaps review the history of the enzyme or pancreatic treatment of cancer during the years from 1906, pointing out the mistakes he and others had made, and withdrawing those things in his scientific conclusions which had not stood the test of time and experiment. The reply then made was: “ When that time comes, I Shall have nothing to retract.” This is true to-day, and nothing in the first “ Scientific Report “* issued by the New York Skin and Cancer hospital alters its truth in the least. When, in 1903, the writer laid aside other scientific work on the germ-cells, heredity and variation, he was well aware that the impending campaign would be a deadly one, and that if victory did—as scientifically it must—result, the field of conflict would be as thickly strewn with the victims of cancer as any of the bloodiest battle-grounds of human history. Six years ago, when,
* Bainbridge. William Seaman. AM., Sc.D.. M.D. The Enzyme Treatment for Cancer “ (Scientific Report on Investigations with Reference to the Treatment of Cancer, No. 1, 1909, New York, pp. 1-34).