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July 30, 1927


JAMA. 1927;89(5):383-384. doi:10.1001/jama.1927.02690050049022

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The Treatment of Cancer  At the annual meeting of the Cancer Hospital, Mr. W. Ernest Miles, whose operation for rectal cancer is well known, said that all methods of treatment up to the present could not compare with surgery. The cause of cancer still remained obscure. They had recently been trying the Blair Bell method of lead treatment. So far he had not seen anything that would lead him to think that this treatment would supersede others. Radium treatment on the continent was reported to be securing better results than in this country because larger quantities were used. To carry out similar methods at the Cancer Hospital would require 5 Gm. of radium, at a cost of $275,000.

The Dogs' Protection Bill  The struggle with the antivivisectionists and the antivaccinationists is unending, as they are impervious to scientific evidence. A "dogs' protection bill" is once more before parliament, and once

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