Medicine: Advancement of Science

Medical men who attended the meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science at Atlantic City last week (see p. 48) found some tepid thrills. First there was the sight of high-spirited, mouse-breeding Professor Maud Slye of Chicago smiling wryly at high-spirited, mouse-breeding Dr. Clarence Cook Little of Bar Harbor. The smiling apparently ended 25 years of bickering over the inheritability of cancer (TIME, Nov. 16). To no one's surprise she popped up with her everlasting credo: "I breed out breast cancers. I don't think we should feel so hopeless about...

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