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February 2, 1907

Nature and Treatment of Cancer (Some Methods of Hypodermic Medication in the Treatment of Inoperable Cancer).

JAMA. 1907;XLVIII(5):446. doi:10.1001/jama.1907.02520310070028

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This edition differs from the previous one only in that attention is directed to the ferments of the intestinal glands and preparations of the same in the treatment of carcinomatous growths. Several new cases are added in which the author states that trypsin treatment proved successful. He states that the natural and comparative immunity enjoyed by the duodenum and small intestine from cancer, and the slower rate of growth in the large intestine appear to give support to the medicinal treatment of such growths by means of preparations of the pancreas, intestinal glands, and bile salts, alone or in combination. Dr. Shaw-Mackenzie's methods are being tried by a number of investigators but as yet the reports are too conflicting to allow of forming any opinion as to the real value of the trypsin treatment of this disease.

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