The remarks herein are another reminder of the foreword to Jonathan L. Hartwell’s

Plants Used Against Cancer: A Survey

(1982a), written by botanist James A. (Jim) Duke, then of the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Duke’s words have become prophetic, and in one way or another have been often cited. Again consider, therefore, the following:

The situation has since turned around, at least in some ways, as efforts continue by both the government and the pharmaceutical companies to further assay plant sources — and whatever else comes to mind.