Medicine: In New Orleans

The American College of Physicians met in New Orleans last week, for its twelfth annual clinical session. Many were the papers and widespread the interests of the physicians and scientists there assembled.

Cancer. Dr. Maud Slye of Chicago University said that the Mendelian law of heredity applied to cancer susceptibility and cancer resistance developed through 67,000 individual studies on mice. Persistently Pathologist Slye bred the reliable rodents. Twenty years she worked and has finally concluded that cancer is not contagious, but tendencies for or against it can be inherited in mice. Twenty-five generations has...

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