The Cancer Symposium


During the past four months, I have devoted a great deal of the space, in this journal, to the consideration of cancer, and its treatment. I have done this because there is a growing belief on the part of both physicians and surgeons, that surgery only removes the external growth of cancer, and that cutting is more apt to increase the disease than to diminish it. Further, that it is time that we should develop specific methods for the cure of the separate forms of cancer.

I shall as time passes present other so called incurable disorders, in much the same manner I have cancer, hoping that in time, as I have often stated, we will more nearly approximate a rational cure for these conditions.

Ellingwood's Therapeutist, Vol. 2, 1908, was edited by Finley Ellingwood M.D.