Medicine: The Healing Betatron

The 25-million-volt betatron installed last summer at the University of Illinois' College of Medicine in Chicago has already proved to be a valuable instrument in the treatment of cancer. The first patient treated with it (TIME, Sept. 5) was Fordyce Hotchkiss, 72, a retired Railway Express employee who had an egg-sized cancer of the larynx. Last week Hotchkiss was thin and nervous, but his cancer was pronounced "healed."

Dr. Roger A. Harvey, in charge of Hotchkiss' treatment, will not say that the patient has been cured until five years have passed without a...

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