196 THE ENZYME TREATMENT OF CANCER
as a scientific investigator bound to publish the truth for its own sake, no matter what the cost may be, to state in brief terms the conclusions which he has formed from his studies, from results obtained by others, and from various information. Many physicians and surgeons have “ tried the treatment “ with either (1) injections so weak or inert as to be no better than glycerine and water, or (2) weak injections of almost pure trypsin, fortunately as a rule in very small doses.* For, as I have more than once warned the medical profession, trypsin alone is about the most deadly remedy for cancer which could possibly be devised. Again, in Germany especially, preparations of “trypsin” have been used which were not free from poisonous peptones, and such may still be in use there, for aught I know. Again, trypsin with no amylopsin has been used (London), and amylopsin alone (Geneva and Paris), and pepsin alone (Glasgow), and lastly, anything with the label “trypsin,” the medical men concerned not knowing or troubling to find out whether they were using trypsin, or amylopsin, or both, or something else, or neither the one nor the other. At times, as I found, the general directions for the use of genuine preparations of trypsin and amylopsin were being employed with preparations which would have been quite useless even as a cure for corns.
In venturing to lay down a course of treatment for average cases of cancer (carcinoma and sarcoma) certain conditions must be mentioned and insisted upon. More-
* There was one case reported to me out in the far West of the United States, in which, as no other preparations could be obtained, an apparently strong injection of pure trypsin, made up on the spot, was employed. The patient developed quickly those symptoms of eclampsia which at one time were the rule from the sixth to the eighth weeks of treatment, and in addition he was seized with convulsions lasting several hours, with complete unconsciousness (coma).