Medicine: Atoms & Cancer

Some doctors believe .that, of all the weapons against cancer now being forged, the most promising is atomic energy. A top-rank U.S. cancer specialist, Dr. Cornelius Packard Rhoads, director of Manhattan's Memorial Hospital, summed up the reasons why, in a report to the United Nations Atomic Energy Commission.

Experts agree that the best hope of a cancer cure rests on finding a medicinal substance to seek out and destroy cancer cells without harming normal body cells. All known drugs fail. But radioactive isotopes of elements normally used by the body have recently been found...

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