Specific Systems of Treatment
Wachtel said slowed malignant growth? That would be the important one to consider, since it was the one that shrank the tumors. Since the anterior produces growth hormones, does the posterior ex- crete or shrink hormones?
No, the posterior lobe operates in an entirely different manner: It is a special master gland which triggers the thyroid to increase metabolism all over the body! Carbohydrates and fats are digested more quickly, body heat is improved, along with a broad number of other factors.
of medical equipment in their possession. No mi- croscopes, nothing. If they had the equipment, they would not have known how to use it.
The very fact, that they accomplished as much as they did, reveals yet again that there are many avenues to success, when it comes to dealing with cancer.
Casting about for an idea, the couple went to her (Lazenby’s) Pittsburgh home, took some pots and pans down into the basement. They found a sack of whole wheat and hauled it over to the tubs.
When Wachtel injected posterior pituitary extract, it would seem that he improved absorp- tion of essential nutrients from the food, in- vigorated, and speeded body processes so the cancer cell could more easily be reduced.
Why whole wheat? Why not? What’s the differ- ence? It’s as good as anything else to start with.
What they came up with was an enzymatic product derived from processed whole-wheat grain. They called it Mucorhicin. With a name like that, how could they fail?
PHILLIP DROSNES AND LILLIAN LAZENB , c. 1946
Note to researchers: It should be fairly easy to remove a fluid extract from wheat, give it to cancer patients, and see if any improvement occurs.
Working Summary: It appears that no one else tried to ex- tract the essence of fresh wheat and give it to cancer patients. Yet it would not seem to be difficult to do, since no heating would be involved. As with many other worthwhile methods, the Drosnes- Lazenby method is no longer used.
In some respects, this narrative is even more unusual than that of the Hoxsey or Durovic. Pic- ture the scene: Two people who knew absolutely nothing about medicine, chemistry, physiology, or disease—decide to find a cancer remedy. They go to a house, throw some stuff in tubes—and come up with a cancer formula which medical doctors were to stand in awe of for over a decade—until major medical interests called a halt to the heal- ings.
Impossible, you say. Yes, it is; yet it happened. Phil Drosnes was a former tire dealer. Mrs. Lillian Lazenby was a hospital room supervisor.
These two single people got together every so often to eat lunch and chat. One day as they talked, Phil commented that doctors didn’t know much. He said that he was bald and doctors couldn’t cure it; also a little deaf, and they couldn’t solve that. And then there was cancer; they didn’t know how to cure it.
Lazenby spoke up and said she sure wished she knew a cure, since her mother had died after great, lingering suffering.
Drosnes seemed interested. Yes, he had a great uncle who had died of cancer. “So,” he said ban- teringly, “I’ll help you find a cure.”
With the utter naivite of knowing nothing about the matter, they started in. There was not one item
(It probably had lots of vitamins and minerals in it also, something cancer patients would be lack- ing in.)
They then tried their formula on guinea pigs which they thought might have cancer. Whether or not they did, it seemed they looked all right after the treatment. So Mucorhicin worked after all!
Next, they needed to find some people with cancer. Since Mrs. Lazenby worked at a hospital, she slipped some of her formula into the orange juice she gave to three cancer patients who were bedridden and pronounced hopeless,
According to Mr. Drosnes, all three seemed to improve somewhat in symptoms, appetite, and en- ergy, but then they died.
Later they were permitted to treat patients who had been discharged and sent home to die. The two drove to their homes twice a day to give them their extract, which they drank in fruit juice.
There were some dramatic, if only temporary, remissions. Occasionally a recovery occurred.
Then Dr. Paul A. Murray, a Pittsburg physi- cian became interested in what they were doing, and offered to help them. In 1948, a clinic was set up in the basement of a Catholic Church. Later, Dr. Joseph Wilson joined the team.
That same year, the two laypeople were ar- rested for practicing medicine without a license. But the case was set aside, since the clinic was under medical direction.
The arrest brought publicity! Immediately, people all over greater Pittsburg sought the clinic for help, and medically affiliated organizations be- gan opposing them.
But the Drosnes-Lazenby Clinic had staunch friends among former patients and their relatives. The treatment had often been given free.
At the urging of the Pittsburg City Council, an investigation was demanded. A medical doctor