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July 16, 1887


JAMA. 1887;IX(3):80-82. doi:10.1001/jama.1887.02400020016003

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Carbonate of Lime in Cancer.  Dr. Peter Hood, in an article on "The Administration of Carbonate of Lime as a means of arresting the Growth of Cancerous Tumors," says: Nearly twenty years ago the Lancet published a communication from me on the value of carbonate of lime in the form of calcined oyster-shells as a means of arresting the growth of cancerous tumors, and I am anxious once more to call attention to the subject, and to urge upon those who possess the necessary facilities that a more extended trial should be given to this agent than it appears yet to have received. My own opportunities of employing it in suitable cases have not been large, but the results which I have witnessed have been sufficiently remarkable to justify me in seeking for them a more extended publicity. In the paper referred to I related in detail the case

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