Medicine: Capsules, Apr. 28, 1952

¶ Manhattan's Sloan-Kettering Institute reported another small advance in the battle against cancer: a rare and harmless African nerve virus called Egypt Virus 101, which will attack and eat away cancerous tissue in humans.

Of 26 cancer patients experimentally infected with the new virus, four showed substantial improvement. The one drawback: relief is only temporary. The virus did not kill all the cancer before dying itself, and patients could not be given a second dose 'because they had developed an immunity to it. Said the institute: "[There] is as yet no proof that...

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