Medicine: New Cancer Treatment

From Manhattan last week came press reports of advances in the treatment of cancer by radium. Experiments have gone on for some six months at the Memorial Hospital. No final results are claimed, and such cures as have been obtained must wait some time before they can be pronounced permanent.

Some 100 cases of cancer, mostly cancer of various parts of the head have been treated with results described as "very satisfactory." The method of treatment revolves around the use of a system of insulation which prevents the beta rays of radium and X-rays...

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