A Hodgkin's Clue?

Doctors still do not know whether Hodgkin's disease is a tumor caused by infection or a true cancer resulting from changes in the reproductive mechanism of cells in the lymphatic system. And because of their inability to decide between these two theories, they grasp at every straw that may offer a clue to the cause of the disease. Such a clue has been reported by the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston: two medical students who lived in the same room, but at different times, developed Hodgkin's disease within a few...

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