Cancer: Arrested, at Least

Larry Rink, of Centreville, Mich., who quit high school to work in a paper mill, was only 20 when his right leg had to be amputated because of bone cancer. In less than a year, the disease recurred with its usual malignancy. To Dr. Ray Houghton, an osteopathic physician of White Pigeon, it seemed that Rink's only chance lay in cross-transplants of cancer tissues with other patients—a bold technique under investigation at Roswell Park Memorial Institute in Buffalo (TIME, March 11).

The young amputee went to Buffalo, where surgeons exchanged some of his...