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August 11, 1906

Trypsin and Amylopsin in Malignant Growths.

JAMA. 1906;XLVII(6):445. doi:10.1001/jama.1906.02520060049011

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8 Barnton Terrace, Edinburgh, Scotland, July 16, 1906.

To the Editor:  — An article on "Trypsin in Malignant Growths," by Dr. W. A. Pusey, Chicago, appears in No. 23, vol. xlvi, June 9, page 1763, of The Journal of the American Medical Association. I should like to say a few words about this matter. The treatment has really only been in use for about six months, and naturally it is still in the experimental phase of its existence. The results recorded by the author can hardly be termed good by any stretch of the imagination, and did I not know of better ones I, as the scientific originator of this treatment, might well despair of it. But in science I do not know the meaning of the word despair. My lips are closed regarding results, but shortly they will be forthcoming, and the unfavorable cases will not be in proportion

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