Milestones, Apr. 9, 1973

Died. Dr. Sidney Farber, 69, past president of the American Cancer Society (1968-69) and a pioneer researcher in the chemical treatment of cancer; of an apparent heart attack; in Boston. Farber's discovery in 1947 that certain chemicals cause temporary remission of leukemia symptoms provided the first widely accepted evidence that some forms of cancer can be treated with drugs alone. In 1948, he established the Children's Cancer Research Foundation, the first such institution devoted exclusively to the research and treatment of cancer in children.

Died. Sir Noël Coward, 73, whose urbane wit and generous talents as playwright, actor, author and composer have...

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