Tom Deaken — Deaken Serum

Laboratory technician Tom Deaken developed an anticancer serum in the early 20th century. Montana surgeon J. M. Scott, noting many cancer remissions in previously hopeless cancer patients, made support of the Deaken serum a lifelong commitment.

Scott rapidly discovered that no United States medical journals—already controlled by the American Medical Association—would publish his successful case histories, and it was not until 1926—and in an Irish medical journal—that he could get the Deaken serum cases published.