Medicine: Cancer News

During the last ten years the number of clinics and hospitals specially built to fight cancer has increased from 13 to over 200. In its advanced stages the disease is still incurable, but now a few experiments of kitchen-simplicity lend hope to sufferers.

In Yale University's Medical School, two years ago, Biologist Leonell Clarence Strong fed oil of wintergreen to laboratory mice with cancerous tumors of the breast. Some of the tumors melted away. The thing that did the trick was the active principle of wintergreen oil, heptyl aldehyde, a fragrant, colorless liquid. With the help of his colleague, Leon Fradley Whitney,...

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