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December 3, 1938

Zum Krebsproblem und verwandten Gebieten: Infektion, Regeneration, Zellmutation, Befruchtung

JAMA. 1938;111(23):2143-2144. doi:10.1001/jama.1938.02790490073037

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Cancer is produced by "bastard" cells that result from the union of epithelial and connective tissue cells, or their chromosomes, with cells of the reticulo-endothelial system. Other views of the origin of cancer are considered, as are also its relation to biocatalysis, phagocytosis and infection, including virus diseases. In the author's experience malaria and exophthalmic goiter hinder the development of cancer, owing he believes to the circumstance that in these diseases there is an increased lymphocytic activity which is held to be the most important anticancer influence in the body. A report on the effect of inoculating exophthalmic tissue into cancer will be published later. While the first essential in the treatment of cancer is early diagnosis and prompt removal or destruction of the cancerous growth, measures to promote hormonic and catalytic processes are advisable in all stages of the disease. For this purpose are recommended organ extracts, notably of

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