Medicine: Wild Cells

That cancer is caused by a disturbed electro-chemical balance in the cells of the human body is the theory presented by Donald C. A. Butts, physiological chemist of the Pennsylvania State Department of Health, supported by experimental evidence from rats, and harmonizing with what is known of treatments having a beneficial effect on cancer.

All cells in normal health, he believes, maintain an equilibrium between positive and negative electric charges localized in certain parts of the cell. When cells are exposed to constant irritation, the positive charge increases, destroying the balance, and stimulating overrapid...

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