Research: The Most Exhaustive Survey On Smoking & Disease

The first statistical studies of the re lationship between smoking and lung cancer had an understandable impact: there are 65 million cigarette smokers in the U.S. with an understandable in terest in their own health. But that twelve-year-old beginning left room for argument; even though the research continued, there were a few reputable medical men who were convinced that the case against cigarettes had not been proved. Late in 1959 the American Cancer Society enrolled 1,078,000 American volunteers in a project designed to produce enough statistics to convince anyone. Last week at...

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