Medicine: Rare, Please

One cause of cancer may be burned food, such as overdone, charcoal-broiled steaks. This startling suggestion came last week from one of the world's greatest authorities, the University of Chicago's Dr. Charles Brenton Huggins, 59, who has saved countless lives by developing effective treatments for prostate and breast cancers.

So far, Dr. Muggins has no direct evidence to prove his theory. He got the idea from a valuable research technique he recently developed for inducing cancers quickly in female rats (of a particular inbred strain), to which he gives a single feeding of...

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