Medicine: Cancer Nerves

Having discovered the pregnant fact that nerves actually grow in cancers and other malignant tumors, Dr. Horst Oertel, director of the McGill Pathological Institute at Montreal, with professional modesty, last week permitted the Institute to make the first official announcement. The possibilities of his revelation are beyond estimate. If cancerous tissues contain nerves, then cancer is not an independent and self-contained growth, as doctors so far have assumed. It may be that derangements of the nervous system make wellborn body cells grow vagrant and riotous.

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