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August 22, 1925


JAMA. 1925;85(8):625-626. doi:10.1001/jama.1925.02670080069025

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Critical Observations on Gye's Cancer Researches  In an article in No. 32 of the Deutsche medizinische Wochenschrift, Professor Blumenthal, director of the Berlin Institute for Cancer Research, gives a series of critical observations on the results of Gye's cancer research, which appeared in the Lancet, July 18. In view of the importance of the cancer problem, I shall perhaps be justified in quoting very nearly verbatim portions of the Blumenthal article:It would have been extremely interesting to learn the behavior of the virus cultivated from the mouse and rat tumors when it was added to the specific substance derived from mouse and rat tumors, but Gye's report does not enlighten us on this point. He merely mentions in the summary that the rat tumor 9, the mouse cancer 63 and Jensen's rat serum containing the specific substance of the Rous tumor may be used in place of the virus

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