Cancer: The Krebiozen Verdict

Nothing in the recent history of medicine has been more frustrating to doctors and patients alike than the continuing controversy over the so-called anticancer drug, Krebiozen. Described by its promoter, Yugoslav-born Dr. Stevan Durovic, as a substance he had extracted from the blood of horses infected with "lumpy jaw," it was proclaimed by Chicago's famed Dr. Andrew Conway Ivy as a promising palliative in the treatment of some forms of can cer. But Krebiozen won the majority of its friends from among desperate patients and the handful of physicians who were treating them.

"Not for Profit." After its first publicity in...