Medicine: Leukemia Clue?

Twelve federal disease detectives were gumshoeing through the normally placid Chicago suburb of Niles (13 miles northwest of the Loop) last week, on what looked like a hot trail in the hunt for a cause of acute leukemia (blood cancer) in childhood. An outbreak of cases in that community suggests for the first time that childhood leukemia, while definitely not infectious in any ordinary sense, somehow spreads from some common source.

As in all cancer, leukemia's causes and cure are unknown. Largely as a result of the work of Dr. Steven ). Schwartz of Chicago's Hektoen Institute (TIME, April 11, 1960), there...

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