Ancient and Medieval Chemotherapy for Cancer

  title={Ancient and Medieval Chemotherapy for Cancer},
  author={John M. Riddle},
  pages={319 - 330}
  • J. Riddle
  • Published 1 September 1985
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis
N 1916 DR. WILLIAM S. STONE, who became the director for cancer research at New York Memorial Hospital, addressed his colleagues about cancer. Both his own and his father's generation, he explained, treated cancer mostly by surgery; chemical treatments had been virtually abandoned long before. His argument calling for reexamination of the issue was largely historical, based on the observation that classical and early medieval "treatment of the disease . . . almost invariably consist[ed] of… Expand
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