Medicine: Answer to Cancer?

Cancer research twice made sensational news last week:

Penicillin seems to have done it again. A few cells of a certain kind of mouse cancer growing in a test tube have succumbed to the fabulous drug. The penicillin damaged or killed cancer cells, left normal cells unharmed. It took three times the cancer-killing dose of penicillin to hurt the normal cells. When penicillin-treated cancer cells were transplanted to cancer-susceptible rats, none got cancer. Untreated cells gave cancer to all of them.

These remarkable results were obtained by a man who is not a doctor. He is Corporal Ivor Cornman, 28, who was studying...

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