Fort Frances Times and Rainy Lake Herald
Cancer cure proven? Tests reported hopeful
Favorable results from majority of cases tested by Glover
treatment in Philadephia two hundred tests made in two years some cases
reported as cured.
Has "the Glover cure" for cancer been more or less definitely
According to the Philadelphia North Americana newspaper of high reputation,
and not given to "sensationalism," it has. In an article published
Mondaywithheld from publication for fifteen months, it says in the interest
of science, it is declared that the cause of cancer has been discovered;
also a treatment for it, which although still in experimental stage, is
producing remarkable results.
Glover, the article says, has established scientifically that the disease
is due to a micro-oganism; he has isolated the germ and proved by the "conclusive
labratory test known as the 'Koch Cycle'" its part as the causative
The anti-toxic serum developed by Dr. Glover, it is further declared, apparently
is effective only to the treatment of carcinoma, the commonest and most
destructive form of cancer.
Work of Four Years
It is within ten days of four years since Glover, then a young practicing
physician at 142 broadveiw Ave., first gave a demonstration at a clinic
in St. Michael's hospital, on June 19, 1920of what he considered to be his
curative treatment of cancer. A dozen or more sufferers form cancer in its
worst stages, alll inoperable cases, who had previously received injection
of his serum, were brought forward, and each one told of marvelous results,
such as disappearance of pain and return of appetite, as having resulted.
Rejected by Committee
Several months later, Dr. Glover gave a clinic before a special committee
of the Academy of medicine, who reported that "from the data, as far
as obtained," there was "no evidence to warrant the hope that
a specific cure for cancer has been discovered."
For a considerable time Dr. Glover conducted a clinic in the spacious former
Cawthra Mulock residence on Jarvis street, subsequently removed to New York
and it has been always understood, was continuing his research there.
A few weeeks ago it was reported that announcement was made at a staff meeting
of physicians of a hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, that announcment was to
be expected within sixty days as to "he greatest medical disocvery
of the age," isolation of the cause of cancer, by a Canadian physician
in New York.
200 Tests in Two Years
The North American article says:"Dr. Glover first succeeded in innoculating
animals with the germ he had isolated in certified specimen of cancer from
human beings, and with it reproduced the disease in monkeys and all immune
animals. Then, injecting of the serum, he arrested or modified its course
and later immunized scores of such animals against infection.
"within the last two years this serum has been tested on more than
200 cases of cancer confirmed by pathological x-ray and clinical histories,
and in every stage of developmeny, from incipiency of hopelessness. Nearly
100 of these have been treated in the National Stomach Hospital in Philadelphia,
where the most complete test have been made and the largest number of patients
Some are Cured
"In a majority of these cases favorable results have been secured and
in some instances the subjects have been charged as symptom free, a condition
the layman would call cured. This discovery of the cancer germ leads logically
to the hope that a method may soon be found for determining the presence
of the micro-organism in the blood, thus making possible the detection of
the disease. Dr. Glover already has made significant experiments along this
line, with decidedly encouraging results.
Began in 1911
"Work in this field soon after being graduated form the Medical School
of the University of Toronto in 1911, and was continously employed in it
until he came to New York. There, one of his test cases attracted the attention
of a wealthy business man who for three years anonymously financed his labratory
work and the production of the serum.
"The process of obtaining this serum is similar to that followed in
the case of diptheria anti toxin, in that the horse is the medium. It has
been carried on solely under Dr. Glover's personal supervision, even to
such details as selection of the animals and their innoculation and care,
an operation covering a period of at least eighteen months.
"Dr. Glover has distributed a limited amount of serum to hospitals
in various parts of the country, to be tested under pledge of secrecy and
without charge, pending the official announcement. From these experimental
clinics have been recieved highly favorable reports of results which coincide
with the results obtained in Philadelphia over a preiod of 18 months.
"Associated in the work with Dr. Glover are two Philadelphia physicians,
Dr. J.F. Donnelly and Dr. M.P. Warmuth, both members of the National Stomach
Hospital, where the first clinic was established late in 1922. to these
doctors was assigned the work of determining the value of the serum in practical
use, the best method of administration, and proper dosge."