174 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
evidences, and they were not at all numerous. The opinion then formed was, that, in the course of two or three days more, even these evidences of epithelioma would have vanished. Very shortly afterwards the same hospital physician had a similar result in an American patient suffering from cancer of the tongue.
This liquefaction of cancer, which, it may be added, can only be carried out safely in the presence of large quantities of amylopsin, is, of course, a stereo-chemical reaction. Now, Dr. Bainbridge admits (p. 32) that it occurs “ in some cases.” As it is a chemical action, which must happen invariably under proper scientific conditions, the onus was upon Dr. Bainbridge to prove why it occurred “in some cases” and not in others; why there was an apparent exception to this chemical reaction. The reason, of course, was, that in many of the very advanced cases experimented upon the strengths and doses of the injections were inadequate to perform this chemical reaction. But this obvious explanation seems never to have occurred to the author.
Regarded from the point of view of science, this liquefaction of a living malignant tumour by means of adequate injections of trypsin and amylopsin is seen to be of momentous importance. It stamps the treatment, when scientifically given, as one continuous and sustained stereo-chemical reaction. Obviously, the liquefaction of the tumour and of any metastases is the aim of the treatment. To the writer it does not seem that great difficulties will usually be encountered with glandular metastases, for again and again he has known these to disappear, even when the main tumour continued its career of growth and destruction. But in two ways at least the matter has great practical import. Since the liquefaction is the goal to be aimed at, and since all toxic