Medicine: Recovery from Cancer

Of the two men who worked most closely on the nuclear chain reactions that made the atomic bomb possible, one, Enrico Fermi, died of cancer. In 1959 the other, Leo Szilard, went to his doctors with a bladder cancer; they could not remove it all. Said Szilard then: "I don't expect to live, but I hope to be active for a few months and perhaps a year." Last week Dr. Szilard, 64, physicist turned biologist and crusader for the abolition of war, quietly noted that he has now gone two full years free of cancer symptoms. "I feel fine," he said.


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