Scientific inquiry into cancer has been started within the last two or three years on substantial basis in our own country, in England and in Germany. Special "leagues" against cancer have been formed in France, Belgium and elsewhere. It appears that in June, 1792, the Middlesex Hospital opened a ward for the reception of patients suffering with cancer, and this cancer ward has remained a distinctive feature of the hospital from that time to the present day—a period of 110 years—during which it has afforded refuge for a vast number of sufferers.
It is pleasant to know that this worthy undertaking owes its inception in large part to a surgeon, Mr. John Howard, who by his excellent advice smoothed the way for the acceptance by the hospital, under proper conditions, of certain funds given by an at that time anonymous benefactor, whose name subsequent to his death was revealed by
CANCER RESEARCH AT THE MIDDLESEX HOSPITAL IN LONDON.. JAMA. 1902;XXXIX(14):843. doi:10.1001/jama.1902.02480400037003
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