210 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
Medical College on March 2, 1909, was found to be round-celled sarcoma.
Recurrence occurred soon after the second operation, infiltrating the lymphatic glands of the face, and extending by continuity of periosteum to opposite alveolar process and along orbital plate and nasal process of same side, when further operative treatment became impracticable. After special request Squire’s trypsin and amylopsin were supplied for the treatment of the case. On July 15, 1909, all the recurrent growths were necrotic, and were in process of being cast off, firm, healthy granulations being left behind. The treatment has been continued until September 15, 1909, on which date the patient showed no sign whatever of malignant growth. All the necrotic tumour has been cast off; the mouth is clean and healed. The patient’s general condition has also greatly improved, though he is still debilitated from his long illness, and requires hospital treatment. A small plastic operation may be necessary to close the sinus in the cheek; this, with nutritious dieting and massage, will, I believe, complete the cure.
F. W. LAMBELLE, CAPTAIN, R.A.M.C.
September 27, 1909.
The writer feels called upon to say that the permission to republish this report is dated July 30, 1910, and that at this date, more than a year after the slough of the dead tumour was lifted out of its bed, the patient was still free from any trace of malignant disease.
A later letter from Captain Lambelle, dated Oétober 17, 1910, with two further photographs, describes the patient as quite well, free from malignant disease, and” cured.”
“a portion of a tumour of the superior maxillary bone.” Under date March 6, 1909, the diagnosis of round-celled sarcoma is given by the official pathologist of the Royal Army Medical College, and the words are added “A stained specimen is sent by this post.”