Medicine: Whittling Away

Dr. Charles S. Cameron, scientific director of the American Cancer Society, said last week:

"There is reason to believe that cancer will not be undone by a bolt from the blue, by any dramatic and decisive breakthrough, but rather will it give way before persistent research ... We must resign ourselves to whittling away at this mass of mystery, and gradually, imperceptibly, the truth will emerge, so that a historian of the future . . . will not be able to fix the day or the month or the year when victory was achieved."

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