Medicine: In Monastery

The two British doctors dealt frankly with the monks. They— Drs. Sydney A. Monckton Copeman and Major Greenwood were on a, mission for the Ministry of Health to learn how much influence a vegetarian and a flesh diet had in causing cancer. Was cancer more prevalent among carnivores than among flesh-abstainers, or the opposite? It would be possible, scientists reasoned, to segregate batches of humans, like laboratory mice, and study the effects of diets. But that would be inconvenient. Then a keen mind in the Ministry of Health fixed attention on the Roman...

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