Medicine: $4 Million for Cancer

Cancer now strikes one U.S. citizen in nine. "Very rapid" progress against this mysterious scourge could be made if the problem got the same amount of money, brains and planning that was devoted to developing the atomic bomb. Atomic research may help solve the cancer problem; artificially radioactive substances have already been used as radium substitutes in treating the disease.

On this note last week, General Motors' Board Chairman Alfred P. Sloan Jr. and Research Chief Charles F. ("Boss") Kettering announced a $4.000.000 gift by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to establish a...

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