Cancer: Shattering the Myth

To many a modern city dweller who lives under a pall of smog, smokes incessantly, worries about fallout and sprays his flowers with pesticides, possible causes of cancer seem to close in on all sides. "It pleases many to think of cancer as a necessary concomitant of civilization," says Scottish Physician C. S, Muir, "a penalty to be paid for the abandonment of the rustic simplicity of a bygone age, a toll to be exacted for the convenience of the automobile and the pleasures of the cigarette." Even doctors dream of some remote part of Africa or Asia, "where, removed...

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