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May 23, 1931

Some Aspects of the Cancer Problem: An Account of Researches Into the Nature and Control of Malignant Disease Commenced in the University of Liverpool in 1905, and Continued by the Liverpool Medical Research Organization (Formerly the Liverpool Cancer Committee), Together With Some of the Scientific Papers That Have Been Published.

JAMA. 1931;96(21):1823. doi:10.1001/jama.1931.02720470077033

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About ten years ago a woman in Liverpool, with an inoperable carcinoma of the breast, rapidly recovered with no other treatment than intravenous injections of colloidal or partly colloidal solutions of lead iodide. At this time the late J. George Adami was in Liverpool and, largely through his efforts, the Liverpool Medical Research Organization was established and its activities directed to ascertaining the effects of lead on malignant tumors. From a considerable group of investigators, stimulated by the vision and enthusiasm of Blair Bell, a busy surgeon in Liverpool, published announcements were made for a number of years. They dealt with the specific therapy of cancer with lead in different forms and with many other problems appurtenant to cancer. About forty of the articles appearing from 1924 to 1929 inclusive have been reprinted and assembled in this volume. One report, entitled "Colloidal Lead Organic Compounds in Relation to Cancer Therapy,"

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