Medicine: Viruses & Cancer

A brilliant University of California virologist got up before the Third National Cancer Conference in Detroit last week, balanced himself carefully, then walked away out on a limb. Said Nobel Prizewinner Wendell M. Stanley: "I believe the time has come when we should assume that viruses are responsible for most, if not all, kinds of cancer, including cancer in man, and design and execute our experiments accordingly."

By chance, the conference heard independent evidence that seemed to support Dr. (Ph.D.) Stanley's sweeping theory: three Chicago researchers took fluids from the brains of leukemia...

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