Medicine: Earthquake in Chicago

Surgery, radium and X rays have their value against early, localized cancers, but researchers are looking for something far better—a drug that can be injected into the body to track down and destroy malignant cells. In Chicago last week, discovery and first tests of a substance called Krebiozen, which may or may not be such a dream drug, were announced. The result was a medical earthquake.

Hundreds of urgent telephone calls poured in on the sponsors. One call, from Brazil, was relayed by President Getulio Vargas through the Brazilian embassy in Washington.† However...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!