In the late 19th century, this story was published about a 32 year old lady who was cured of cancer of both breasts was published in the “The Cure of Cancer and how Surgery Blocks the Way,” By John Shaw. She was cured using a mixture of extract of quinquina, syrup of iodide of iron, and arseniate of soda.
I had written about the main ingredient in this mixture, extract of quinquina which is also known as Peruvian bark (Cinchona) in my article, “Peruvian Bark: Jesuit Powder and the Secret Powers Who Wished to Control It.” It has been documented over the course of history by old time nineteenth century medical professionals, healers and authors as a cure for cancer, malaria, fevers and other ailments.
Here is the story of the lady whose breast cancer was cured using a natural treatment:
“On 3rd November, 1883, there was admitted into Professor Vulpian’s ward at the Hotel-Dieu a poor woman thirty-two years of age, suffering from persistent cough and sharp abdominal pains; she was in a state of extreme destitution, having neither food nor shelter, and her aspect was that of extreme cachexia.
She had tumours in both breasts presenting the ordinary characteristics of cancer, the one in the left breast having been first observed I8 months before admission, and that in the right breast a year later. There were enlarged glands in both armpits, and glands the size of nuts above the left collar-bone.
No pain in the arm was complained of, but there was considerable swelling of the whole limb. The liver was tender to pressure, and well-marked bosses were recognised. In the abdominal walls there were six or eight flattened discs the size of nuts, and similar growths in the back near the neck. There was some dropsy of the peritoneum, and fluid in the right pleura estimated at two to three pints.
Professor Vulpian believed the diagnosis of atrophic Scirrhus to be beyond dispute, as he had gone carefully into the patient’s history and present condition. Although he regarded her death in the near future as absolutely inevitable, he prescribed for her Todd’s mixture, extract of quinquina, syrup of iodide of iron, and arseniate of soda.
Her progress may be summed up thus: In less than three weeks she got up for the first time; in eleven weeks.”
Author John Shaw had said this about quinquina, AKA Peruvian Bark and Jesuit Powder:
Still, but little progress was made until the Jesuit priests undertook its sale, and Pope Innocent the Tenth, at the intercession of Cardinal de Lugo (formerly a Spanish Jesuit priest), ordered that its nature and effects should be inquired into. As a favourable report was received in regard to its innocent and salutary characters, it immediately rose into public notice.
The remedy was now known as the “]esuit’s Powder,” and in this form only was prescribed, the reverend fathers selling it for its weight in silver.
When the reader has perused the chapter on the use of drugs in cancer, he will, I believe, consider that this short history of the vicissitudes which have attended the career of bark and its chief alkaloid, quinine, is not devoid either of interest or importance. How prolonged and how fierce the strife has waged around this one remedy may be judged from the fact that, excluding works on the “ substitutes” for bark and on its “ cultivation,” there are no fewer than 287 monographs catalogued by Dr. E. J. Waring, in his “ Bibliotheca Therapeutica,” as having been published during the period 1642 to 1875.
(a) Professor Vulpian, Hotel-Dieu, Paris. Gnz. des H
SOURCE: The Cure of Cancer and how Surgery Blocks the Way – By John Shaw