Edited by Brian P. Pace, MA, Assistant Editor.
The cause of cancerous disease is one of the questions that has been
most actively discussed for a number of years past, and that still remains
without a perfectly satisfactory solution. The general medical opinion is
possibly inclined to be uncertain between a provisional theory that it is
a reversional tissue degeneration and one that is of parasitic or infectious
origin. The latter has had the strongest advocacy of late years in one form
or another and suspicion that it may be correct, is at present, it may be,
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