Alternate Cancer Remedies
gory felt that a wide variety of antibiotics would have to be used.
Wachtel felt that some humans were more resis- tant also.
(Keep in mind that this was in the 1940s and 1950s. Back then, it was thought that antibiotics could overcome viruses. We now know they can- not do this. Perhaps Gregory’s “cancer viruses” were actually bacteria.)
As Gregory continued his work, he was able to help over one hundred advanced cases of can- cer. He named his ultimate antibiotic, Antivin,
Interestingly enough, he cited certain factors which frequently appeared in cancer-susceptible individuals, which are related to pituitary func- tion: hyperalkalinity, hyperglycemia, changes in fatty sustenances, destruction of body proteins, breakdown of muscles, nitrogen levels which were imbalanced and too easily lost, and disorganized enzyme metabolism.
Did Gregory really eliminate cancer with his antibiotic? Perhaps. But it should be kept in mind that Gregory also did something that many others in his time were not doing: He required his pa- tients to change a number of things in their lifestyle. They had to eat lots of fruit and fresh vegetables, and totally stop the use of meat and fat.
Those changes alone would help a number of people with cancer.
But, rather than considering nutritional and lifestyle factors, Wachtel maintained that such changes were due to pituitary disorders. So he prepared an acetone extract, drawn from the posterior lobe of the pituitary, and then pre- pared another extract from the anterior lobe.
Injecting these into mice,—he found that the extract from the posterior lobe inhibited the growth of transplanted tumors; whereas extracts from the anterior lobe stimulated their growth!
In later years, Gregory’s methods died with him. No medical group came to his defense or support.
It is well to keep in mind that both are lipid substances, so we have here a cancer research project similar to Dr. Revici’s chemicals, which he used to balance lipids.
____________________ HENRY K. WACHTEL, M.D., c. 1946
Also recall that, whereas Wachtel used pitu- itary extract to reduce cancerous growths, the Coffey-Humber extract was an adrenal extract.
Note to researchers: It does appear that Wachtel may have stumbled onto something. Research needs to be done into the possibility that posterior lobe injections of pituitary might re- duce cancer tissue mass.
Wachtel was excited; he had made a great dis- covery. Activity of the pituitary was thought to be the key to cancer growth or regression.
Working Summary: Due to the remarkable hormonal func- tions of the pituitary, it would indeed be possible for posterior pituitary extract to quicken body absorption of nutrients and accelerate waste elimination processes—for that is what that hormone normally does.
At any rate, in 1950 Wachtel patented a lipid substance from the pituitary under the name Antineol. Using it, he found some improvement; and occasionally there was complete recovery.
Dr. Wachtel, of New York City, was a vigor- ous opponent of the virus theory of cancer. In- stead, he believed that cancer was caused by certain pathological changes in the metabolism, resulting from some normally harmless factors which, under certain circumstances, tend to in- duce the development of cancer.
Frankly, that summary (derived from Wachtel’s 1954 book, The Role of the Pituitary in Cancer), could apply to about anything. A primary ques- tion here would be What were those circum- stances? Part One of this present book clearly outlines a wide variety of circumstances, in diet and way of life, which have since been shown to greatly increase or lessen the likelihood of cancer.
But, as the title of Wachtel’s book suggests, he thought that factors related to the pituitary were key causative agents in producing or prevent- ing cancer.
Noting that some species of animals are very cancer-resistant while others are quite susceptible,
When Wachtel began to test his pituitary sub- stance, he was removed from his post at Fordham University in New York City, and refused all future grants. In later years, Wachtel was outspoken in his claims, that the drug cartel had stopped his work.
That concludes the available information on Dr. Wachtel’s treatment.
At this point, it is of interest to turn to a physi- ology book and read up on the pituitary. Surely, there must be an answer to this mystery of ex- tracts which enlarge or shrink tumors!
But, doing so, you will find that the anterior lobe of the pituitary produces two types of growth hormones. Wachtel said that an anterior extract would increase tumor growth. No wonder; that extract contained normal growth hormones. Body growth is caused by hormones from the anterior pituitary. Lacking it, you would be a dwarf; too much produces gigantism.
But what about the posterior lobes, which