The general principle of an antithetic alternation of generations has now been applied to the special case of the natural phenomenon known as cancer,” or “ malignant disease.” Even though this had been in the York case alone, at the hands of Captain Lambelle, it has proved itself to be capable of solving the enigmas of cancer, of explaining it scientifically, and of coping with it successfully. Not only so, but in the sequel it has turned out—and it is no accident—that at its basis this general principle merges into a certain other one, laid bare by the researches of Pasteur, van t’Hoff, and Le Bel. This, which relates to the asymmetry of naturally occurring organic compounds, rests upon a foundation-stone of the visible universe, the asymmetrical carbon atom. It is this which is the true and only scientific basis of the science of stereo-chemistry, and, as my researches have shown for all time, of the sciences of life, embryology and biology. The problems of cancer were vulnerable along two different lines of attack—embryology arid stereo-chemistry. While official cancer research has failed hitherto to follow up either line of attack, the writer, in his private cancer studies, has developed both of these—the only possible points of attack—and along both the “divisions” and “brigades” have achieved the complete overthrow and decisive rout of Cancer.
* (cont. from pg 46) schein, auf die man vorher nicht gefasst war. Und da sich die Folgerungen nicht nach der Willkür des Autors, sondern nach ihren eigenen Gesetze entwickeln, so hat es mir oft den Eindruck gemacht, als ware es gar nicht memo eigene Arbeit, die ich niederschreibe, sondern als oh ich nut die Arbeit eines Anderen niederschriebe” (From a letter written to Sir William Thomson [Lord Kelvin] in 1860).