J. L. GOFORTH, M.D.
Despite extensive investigation and experimentation in practically every possible line of study in the field of neoplasia, so little has been learned that the cancer situation still confronts the medical profession as a baffling and largely unsolved problem. It has not been demonstrated that the body tissues can develop immunity to neoplasia, either naturally or artificially, and until the causes and more of the nature of the disease are determined, immunology probably will be of little aid in combating it. The body tissues, however, do build a type of resistance of greater or lesser degree, to neoplasia in the majority
GOFORTH JL. A Consideration of Natural and Acquired Body Resistance to Neoplasia1. Ann Intern Med. 1928;2:275–280. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-3-275
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1928;2(3):275-280.
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