MEDICINE: Insulin for Cancer

In Vienna, Prof. Friedrich Silberstein read a paper before the Vienna Medical Association, told how he had treated innumerable cancer-ridden mice with large doses of insulin, how of those mice which had been operated on for cancer, 50% showed no return of the malady when they had been treated with insulin, how insulin had checked the swelling of the carcinoma in mice too weak, too miserable, to withstand operation. He advised his colleagues to give insulin to human patients in the largest possible doses when operation for cancer was impossible. His report...

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