John Hunter: Lymph Theory of Cancer

Human Lymphatic System
1750
AD

John Hunter was a supporter of Stahl and Hofman's lymph theory of cancer; cancer is composed of fermenting lymph of differing pH and density. He believed that cancers could be removed if they had not yet spread to nearby tissues.1

  • 1. Morton, Leslie T., and Moore, Robert J. A Chronology of Medicine and Related Sciences. Aldershot, England: Scholar Press, 1997