- WHITESTONE, NY, July 14, 2005 - Recently, Elsevier, foremost publisher of world medical literature peer-reviewed and published researcher Lawrence Broxmeyer MD's "Is cancer just an incurable infectious disease?" Medical Hypothesis 63 (986-996). Broxmeyer has also appeared recently as lead author in a study in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. Here he discusses his cancer publication.
In 1912, The Journal of the American Medical Association, (JAMA) in its editorial "Is Cancer of Infectious Nature?", concluded that there was "a very strong case in favor of his view of the infectious cause of cancer in general." Just how was this mind set altered, and then totally submerged?
"For over two hundred years a cancer germ had been discovered and rediscovered, named and renamed, each scientist adding to the knowledge, but to no avail," replied Lawrence Broxmeyer MD. "Then, in 1910, certain American medical powers did a 180-degree rotation, deciding that cancer was not caused by a microbe, and that anyone who thought otherwise was a heretic, a charlatan, or a quack. But Dr. Virginia Livingston MD and her superb network were none of the above, their meticulous peer-reviewed research and publications, done at the height of US post World War II technology. In her group were such world-renowned scientists as Dr. Florence Seibert and Dr. Eleanor Alexander-Jackson of Cornell. And Dean Burk, Head of Cell Chemistry at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) at that time, when asked, went so far as to say that Livingston's cancer germ was as real and certain as anything known about cancer."
That seemed odd regarding a topic all but ignored in today's medical circles.
"Prominent, well-published researcher, Dr. Alan Cantwell Jr.", continued Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, "grew up thinking that all germs responsible for the important diseases were supposed to have already been discovered, but much to his dismay, he found one that was left out: the cancer germ. Cantwell already knew that for finding this, Livingston had already been branded by traditional medicine, leaving what he thought to be perhaps the major discovery of the 20th century largely discredited. This did not stop him, mind you, from verifying much of her work."
But then, why was researcher Dr. Virginia Livingston ignored? "The first female medical resident in New York, and by her own admission," Lawrence Broxmeyer MD replied, "an outsider looking in, Virginia Livingston soon found herself squarely up against major interests not only in the cancer community, but major industrial institutions, espousing chemotherapy, an offshoot of WWII chemical warfare, and radiation." He explained.
"Yet by 1970, Sakai Inoue, a PhD from Maebashi, Japan and Marcus Singer, a doctor at Case Western's Developmental biology," continued Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, "had completed the single most convincing and compelling study of how bacteria cause cancer altogether, with Livingston's tuberculosis-like mycobacteria. Supported by grants from the American Cancer Society and the National Institute of Health, their study used cold-blooded animals, namely the newt or salamander and the frog. But similar studies showed its applicability to mice and humans."
"In many ways", Lawrence Broxmeyer MD went on, "Inoue and Singer's study unified and answered many of the mysteries of cancer. For example, Inoue inoculated three other types of tuberculosis-like mycobacteria into healthy animals. All came down with cancer, something that did not happen when other germs such as staphylococcus or streptococcus were used. Amazingly Inoue and Singer even noted regressions in some of the cancers, especially if they originated from very dilute solutions of the germs used to initiate them. Sakai Inoue and Marcus Singer's study should have once and for all convinced Virginia Livingston's opponents of the veracity of her results, and that she was not mistaking common contaminants such as staph or strept for the cancer germ. . .but it did not."
Stubbornly, opponents of Livingston nervously grabbed onto the belief she was merely mistaking contaminants of a group of commonly encountered germs for her cancer microbe. "But Dr. Florence Siebert," said Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, "a known expert on contaminants thru her discovery of pyrogens, which caused fever by adulterating water for injection, and who standardized the present day tuberculin skin test for the US government, saw no contaminants present, while at the same time again confirming Livingston." In the subsequent suppression of Livingston and her colleagues by the medical establishment, a picture emerges, and it is not a very pleasant one.
"Virginia Livingston" concluded Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, "finally gained international stature when she discovered that her cancer germ produced human growth hormone (HCG), long associated with malignancy. However, at first, even this was not believed until studies from bastions such as Allegheny by Acevedo verified it."
Perhaps had she gained the same stature regarding identifying the cancer germ itself, by today, it is conceivable, cancer would be well more on the way to being defined then it is. At this time, according to Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, there is admittedly no cure for Livingston's cancer germ. Apparently suppression led to its own disinterest in cure and each year a multitude must suffer as a result.
Additional information, and downloading this article by Lawrence Broxmeyer MD and his on-going research can be found at http://drbroxmeyer.netfirms.com/
,a site recently selected by the Doctor's Catalog of The Journal of The American Medical Association.
Distribution: Lawrence Broxmeyer, Lawrence Broxmeyer MD, Dr. Lawrence Broxmeyer