270 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
Lancet that his findings and conclusions had at times an awkward habit of turning out to be true. It does not surprise me that Dr. Loeb now confirms, and extends, certain conclusions of mine enunciated thirteen years ago. The recognition that investigators of the scientific acumen of Dr. Leo Loeb exist and are extending the boundaries of human scientific knowledge is very comforting to one who at times feels somewhat of a veteran. Apparently, there is in the world still some science differing from the inane nonsense contributed—for payment—by anonymous authors, and transparent at that, on “cancer booms.” In his present line of work Dr. Loeb is toiling in a rich and interesting region, as I know from old experiences. When he thinks of any little finds of mine there, he might also remember that there is an Antivivisection Act in this country, and that this explains more than one of my halts. He has encountered my footprints of thirteen years ago, and perchance they may lead him directly, as did the “ Span of Gestation” me, to the problems (if cancer. There also he may come to recognize how deservedly the writer earned, not “recognition,” but abuse and ridicule . . . for venturing to publish the truth for its own sake. For in my scientific opinion, based upon the results of “The Span of Gestation “ and other memoirs, as well as upon actual results obtained in medical practice by others, the only possible scientific treatment of malignant disease in general is by injections of sufficiently powerful preparations of both trypsin and amylopsin in proper dosage. What these scientific strengths and doses are, and what results they produce in competent scientific hands, may be left for description on an early occasion.
EDINBURGH, July 6, 1910.