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    Academy of Sciences, Sept. 5.—M. de Lacaze-Duthiers in the chair.—Note on the treatment of cancer and cholera by the testiculary liquid, by M. Brown-Séquard. Some recent results seem to indicate that the testiculary liquid, already proved to be efficacious in cases of pulmonary tuberculosis, leprosy, and other diseases, also exerts a beneficial influence on cancer patients. This is not due to any action upon the microbes producing the disease, but to an augmentation of the powers of the nervous system, which is enabled to resume its normal functions by subcutaneous injections of the extract. M. Ouspensky, a military physician sent by the Russian Government to study and cope with the cholera in the Caucasus, is reported to have “cured every patient” by this method.

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    Societies and Academies. Nature 46, 484 (1892) doi:10.1038/046484a0

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