Medicine: Biggest Chunk

For the treatment of cancer, technical men have devised huge and intricate electrical X-ray machines, but few have been able to approximate the pure, short gamma ray of earthborn radium. The trouble with radium is that there is not very much of it.

Last week energetic Dr. Douglas Quick, consulting radiologist and cancer specialist at Manhattan's Roosevelt Hospital, had a triumph to announce for his hospital. The Belgian Union Minière du Haut Katanga, which controls most of the world's limited supply of radium, had promised the hospital a five-year loan of the biggest chunk...

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