Medicine: Capsules, Oct. 12, 1953

¶ On the prospects of a cure for cancer, Dr. Cornelius P. Rhoads. director of Manhattan's famed Memorial Center (TIME, June 27, 1949), told a congressional hearing: "We can look forward to something like a penicillin for some cancers, and I hope within the next decade."

¶ To many patients, after a wide variety of operations, one of the worst ordeals is catheterization because a healthy bladder unexplainably refuses to empty normally. In the A.M.A. Journal, two New York City physicians report 90% success in correcting this condition with injections of two new drugs, benzpyrinium bromide and one still unnamed, W341....

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