Alternate Cancer Remedies
came from Washington, D.C.; he spoke with them for a little while and promised to return in six months to advise further, but never did.
Then official reports were sent out, that he had examined their work to be fraudulent. No other “testing” occurred.
By 1958, the clinic could report that they had treated over 3,000 patients through dispensing physicians, without any reports of toxic reactions. The proportion of symptomatic relief (“the alle- viation of pain when eating and sleeping, and feel- ing better before death”) had been the experience of more than 90% of all cases. Many recoveries had occurred.
How could such a formula help anyone? Drosnes and Lazenby were trying to develop an “enzyme treatment.” But what they actually produced was a raw wheat mixture, which, in addition to enzymes, contained a sizeable dose of B vitamins; vitamin C; vitamin E; and, in addition to a variety of other vitamins, a num- ber of vitally needed minerals, including cal- cium and potassium.
Such a vitamin-mineral supplement alone, ad- ministered twice a day, would probably have ac- complished a great deal to help cancer patients— and probably was the source of help provided by the “Drosnes-Lazenby treatment.”
It is likely that a half pound of fresh, refriger- ated wheat germ could be soaked for a few min- utes, mashed through a sieve, fed immediately to an individual—and produce similar effects to the Drosnes-Lazenby formula.
After concluding this article, the author hap- pened upon an old article in a book. Back in the mid 1950s, J.I. Rodale went to that Pittsburg clinic to see what was taking place. Here is an excerpt from his report. Apparently, the formula was help- ing people:
“We spoke to the father of one patient, Karen G., who was given up as a hopeless brain tu- mor case, when she was eight. Intramedul- lary glioma of the brain stem and cerebel- lum—that was the diagnosis her physicians made. After a series of operations, she was taken home to die. She was in a coma, uncon- scious, paralyzed, with toes and hands twisted backward, when her parents came to the clinic. Karen was given Mucorhicin first through a tube in her nose. Her second dose was given orally. She began to improve at once and slowly, gradu- ally she came back to life until about eight months later, she could sit in a wheel chair and the paralysis affected only one arm which con- tinues to improve. “Today Karen is fifteen. She is blind, for the cancer had destroyed her sight before Mucor-
hicin therapy. But she is happy and well. Dr. Murray, in his written case history of Karen says ‘Progress of this patient can only be described as amazing.’
“The same can be said for other patients who have been treated with Mucorhicin. While we were talking to Karen’s father, he mentioned two friends of his whose cancers had also disap- peared when they got the Drosnes-Lazenby treatment. Can we prove that they had cancer? This becomes increasingly difficult. For in- stance, Karen’s hospital records have disap- peared from the files at the hospital.”—J.I. Rodale, The Health Finder, Vol. 2, 121 (1957) [italics his].
STEVEN DUROVIC, M.D., ANDREW C. IV , M.D., 1949
Note to researchers: The fungus, Actinomyces bovis (“lumpy jaw”) should be extracted from horses, and tested on animals and human volunteers with terminal cancer.
Working Summary: Not only was Durovic able to extract a cancer-fighting agent from horses, but later, without being told how to do it, Ivy did it also. Indeed, Ivy found he could extract the serum from healthy horses! This is a technique which could easily be revived.
Prior to coming to the United States in 1949, Dr. Durovic, M.D., was a research scientist in Eu- rope. Dr. Ivy was one of the most distinguished medical doctors in the United States. Here, briefly, is this remarkable story:
In 1933, Dr. Steven Durovic, left a professor- ship at the University of Belgrade, to do research work at the Pasteur Institute in Paris. He studied molds at a time when most physicians had not yet heard about Dr. Fleming’s 1929 discovery of peni- cillin. Durovic wondered if the unique, rapid growth of mold might somehow be applied to cancer therapy.
Durovic tried to reason as to the cause of can- cer at the same time that another physician, half- way across the world, Andrew C. Ivy, was carrying out a similar pattern of thought:
It seemed to both that all types of cancer share a common factor: unregulated growth. If some- thing could be found that would cancel that fac- tor, the cancer problem could be solved.
The factor must already be in the human body and in animal bodies, because occasion- ally “spontaneous” recoveries occur. What could be this natural defense, this natural control?
Unfortunately, neither physician gave much at- tention to nutrition, but the outcome of their work was still remarkable.
When World War II burst upon Europe, Dr. Durovic joined the Yugoslav army, was captured