Medicine: Research Reports

Doctors in St. Louis for the A.M.A.'s clinical sessions heard these reports of progress on research frontiers:

¶ Extreme pessimism regarding cancer of the lung is no longer justified, said the University of Tennessee's Dr. Duane Carr. Even in cases which are found too late for surgery to help, deep X-ray treatments and drugs (nitrogen mustard and triethylene melamine) will relieve pain and prolong life.

¶ Better yet, doctors from Manhattan's Memorial Center demonstrated a promising and simple procedure for detecting lung cancers early. With a deep cough, the patient brings up sputum into a little bottle of jsopropyl alcohol. (He can...

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