Specific Systems of Treatment
anesthesia. His head and heart are kept cool. It is now known that, at that high temperature, cancer cells cannot live.
It is not necessary to give a person a danger- ous disease in order to produce a favorable fever. But Coley did not know that.
Upon his death in 1936, his daughter, Helen Coley Nauts, advanced his method so it would not die. She gathered over a thousand cases of cancer remission which he had achieved during his prac- tice, but the cancer organizations refused to con- sider the findings.
Nutritional changes and a special recovery diet were the only methods used, by Bulkley, to overcome cancer. He died in 1928. (For more on Bulkley, see below and page 60.)
SUPPLEMENT: THE BULKLEY MEAL SCHEDULE
Here is Dr. Duncan Bulkley’s cancer diet, as prescribed for cancer patients at the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital, Second Avenue and East 19 Street:
(For more on safer methods of hyperthermia, see pages 111-113; cf. 53-55, 103-104, and 152.)
Coley believed that cancer was caused by a virus; and, in 1929, he presented evidence sup- porting it. He was one of the first to come forward with this theory. In later years, additional evidence would surface, pointing to a microorganism of some kind as the cause. Some believed the virus or germ could only gain a toehold in a body weak- ened by improper eating and other factors.
First Day Breakfast: Rice 4 oz. Corn bread 3 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ½ oz. Hot water or Postum.
Dinner: Tapioca soup 5 oz. Baked potato 3 oz. Stewed celery 3 oz. Peas 3 oz. Gram bread 1 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Raw apple 1.
Supper: Rolled oats 4 oz. Whole-wheat bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Prunes 4 oz. Honey ¼ oz. Very weak tea.
____________________ LUCIUS DUNCAN BULKLE , M.D., 1890
Note to researchers: Bulkley’s dietary approach should be tested on volunteers. In view of the fact that so many modern findings point to nutrition as a significant part of the solution to cancer, these earlier methods need to be considered. Research should also be done on the dangers of biopsies.
Working Summary: Bulkley’s therapy consisted of a care- fully regulated dietetic program. Fortunately, we have partial knowledge of it.
In 1885, Dr. Bulkley organized the New York Skin and Cancer Hospital (NYSCH), where he served as director of for many years.
This distinguished physician gradually became convinced that surgery was useless, and that a careful, nourishing diet was the answer.
Extensively read, Bulkley began to widely pub- lish his ideas. Article after article came from his pen, criticizing surgery and advocating natural methods.
Bulkley was one of the first to openly admit that biopsies (removing a small slice of the tu- mor for examination) only spread the cancer and caused the patient to die faster.
In 1921, the special ward, which he had been given at the hospital he founded, was closed to him. That same year, the Journal of the AMA pub- lished a letter from the board of the NYSCH, de- claring that it had eliminated Bulkley from its staff because his work was not representative of the hospital.
In 1924, he published the results of 250 cases of breast cancer eliminated without surgery.
Second Day Breakfast: Orange 1. Hominy 4 oz. Graham toast 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ½ oz. Postum.
Dinner: Pea soup 5 oz. Macaroni 3 oz. String beans 3 oz. Carrots 3 oz. Bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Dates.
Supper: Cream of Wheat 4 oz. Whole-wheat toast 2 oz. Baked apple 1¼ oz. Crackers 2 oz. But- ter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. very weak tea.
Third Day Breakfast: Banana. Pettijohn 4 oz. Whole- wheat bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Hot water or postum.
Dinner: Corn soup 5 oz. Baked potato 3 oz. Squash 3 oz. Boiled onion 3 oz. Bread 2 oz. But- ter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Raisins.
Supper: Farina 4 oz. Stewed figs 4 oz. Gra- ham crackers 2 oz. Butter 1½ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Very weak tea.
Fourth Day Breakfast: Raw apple. Corn meal mush 4 oz. Graham bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Postum.
Dinner: Vegetable soup 5 oz. Baked beans 4 oz. Cauliflower 3 oz. Asparagus 3 oz. Bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Figs.
Supper: Rice 4 oz. Stewed prunes 4 oz. Gra- ham bread 2 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ¼ oz. Weak tea.
Fifth Day Breakfast: Cracked wheat 4 oz. Corn muffin 3 oz. Butter 1¼ oz. Honey ½ oz. Hot water or postum. Orange 1.
Dinner: Vegetable soup 5 oz. Spaghetti 4 oz.