Medicine: The Great Enigma

The $100,000 prize for a " medicinal treatment for the effective cure of cancer" offered by Lord Atholstan, Montreal newspaper publisher (TIME, April 7), is attracting world-wide attention. Since the offer was made public, January 2, 1922, in a letter to Sir Arthur Currie, President of McGill University, more than 3,000 claims of cures have been submitted from 40 different nations. Some 400 are from faith healers, auto-suggestionists and other brands of fanatics. Of the others, many are palpably quackish or too weirdly fantastic to warrant investigation. Almost every plant known to botany...

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