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April 8, 1893


JAMA. 1893;XX(14):399-402. doi:10.1001/jama.1893.02420410023006

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A communication on the nature and treatment of carcinoma assumes especial importance at this time, because the profound attention of investigators everywhere is being devoted to this subject. With the growing conviction of the infectious and parasitic nature of cancer, and the many researches towards the discovery of the specific parasite, it is but natural that the question of treatment should have been thrust in the background. Further, with the heated and apparently endless controversies waging about the sporozoan cancer parasite, it is a relief to note a work in which the questions at issue are approached from another standpoint. Such a work is the recently issued monograph of Professor Adamkiewicz (Untersuchung Ueber Den Krebs Und Das Princip Seiner Behandlung. Wien. und Leipzig, 1893, pp. xii, 134), which represents the results of several years' research. The cancer problems are studied from the experimental and clinical standpoints, and the author carries

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