JAMA 100 Years Ago Section Editor: Jennifer
Reiling, Assistant Editor.
SOCIETY PROCEEDINGS.Medical Society of the State of Pennsylvania.
Dr. H. R. Gaylord, Buffalo, reviewed the literature regarding the transplantation
of tumors. He referred to one operation reported by Ehrlich, in which the
tumor started by inoculation from a carcinomatous growth that at the thirteenth
generation developed into a sarcoma. Spontaneous recovery took place in about
50 per cent. of the cases inoculated. He also referred to experiments made
by injecting the serum from immune mice, or by mixing the blood of the immune
mice with the germ as prepared for inoculating others, which would prevent
its taking any effect. He gave a detailed account of the experiments conducted
under his direction with a view to proving the germ theory.
Recent Results in Cancer Research which Bear on the Parasitic Theory.. JAMA. 2005;294(11):1310. doi:10.1001/jama.294.11.1310-b