Medicine: More About Herpes

The growing suspicion that mem bers of the herpes family of viruses may play a role in human cancer (TIME, April 23) was heightened even more last week by the revelations of a noted medical researcher. Dr. Albert Sabin, developer of the live-virus polio vaccine, told the National Academy of Sciences that the herpes simplex Type I virus (responsible for cold sores) may also cause cancers of the lip, mouth and throat, while the herpes Type II virus (which causes genital infections and has already been associated with cancer of the cervix) should also...

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