Medicine: $14,000,000 Fight

U.S. medicine last week was handed a $14 million purse to fight cancer. The fund, appropriated by Congress, is by far the biggest that cancer fighters have ever had.

Paradoxically, the money will not be easy to spend. Like an army with little manpower and few weapons, cancer fighters must start almost from scratch to map general strategy, recruit and train researchers, build cancer research centers. The U.S. Public Health Service, which will receive the fund, will first have to smooth a few ruffled feathers. Some privately supported research societies are none too pleased over a big appropriation that gives the Government...

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