Cancer: Picking the Best Marrow

In many forms of leukemia, the blood-cell factory inside the victim's bone marrow produces too many white blood cells, of the wrong kind, and too fast. To get the marrow back on a proper production schedule, medical investigators have tried many ingenious, drastic and daring experiments. Now five Paris doctors believe they have found a possible answer in the blood and bone marrow of a patient's relatives.

The French physicians, led by Dr. Georges Mathé, got the idea from the emergency treatment improvised in 1958 for victims of a reactor accident in Yugoslavia—five nuclear scientists who got what would ordinarily...

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