Medicine: Cancer & Glands

A slender, shortish man with crew-cut grey hair stood up in Houston last week to tell about his work in an improbable and seemingly unpromising field: castration. When Charles Brenton Huggins, 51, had finished, officials and guests of the M.D. Anderson Hospital for Cancer Research applauded him lustily. For though he had belittled his success and attributed much of it to luck, Dr. Huggins had communicated the enthusiasm and restless energy with which he fights on one of the many fronts against cancer.

Canadian-born Dr. Huggins settled in Chicago soon after he got out of Harvard Medical School and began seeking ways...

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