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November 23, 1907


JAMA. 1907;XLIX(21):1779. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02530210051009

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Dr. C. W. Saleeby, the English writer on medical topics who has been publishing rather florid popular articles on the enzyme treatment of cancer, has involved himself in a discussion with the medical editorial writer of the New York Sun, in which he hardly appears to have done himself credit. The editorial writer criticised Saleeby's statements in an article in the Contemporary Review, and especially his quotation of a case reported by a New York physician as "substantial and authoritative" proof when he must have known that the patient died less than four months after the alleged cure, and that autopsy showed that the body was literally riddled with malignant disease. Dr. Saleeby inferentially admits that he had heard of the outcome of the case, but objects to the charge that he knew the facts. He says: "Say rather that I knew the conflicting statements of the facts, which is

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