Medicine: Capsules, Nov. 12, 1951

¶ Researchers for the National Cancer Institute of Canada reported promising results with a new blood test for cancer: a high proportion of glutamic acid in the blood apparently indicates malignancy. In 20 cases out of 22, the test proved right.

¶ In Manhattan, Joseph L. Brandt and Sidney Greenberg were convicted of using the mails to defraud contributors to their "Cancer Welfare Fund." In ten months they took in $123,003, passed out only $7,349. As "principal architect of the plan," Brandt drew 3½ years in prison, Greenberg, 2½.

¶ Despite repeated, urgent appeals...

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