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ON CANCER CURES

Ann Intern Med. 1930;3(11):1159-1163. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-3-11-1159
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The one encouraging sign of the present widespread discussion of an alleged cancer cure is that there seems to be developing a certain ethical sense as to the propriety of making any statement as to the supposed curative powers of any method of treatment of cancer whatsoever. During the last forty years we have seen an almost annual exploitation of "cancer cures" which have had their brief season of notoriety and public attention, and then failing, as all have failed and must fail, are passed along into the discard of oblivion. The path of progress of medical knowledge is strewn

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