Chronology of asbestos cancer discoveries: experimental studies of the Saranac Laboratory.

  title={Chronology of asbestos cancer discoveries: experimental studies of the Saranac Laboratory.},
  author={Gerrit Willem Hendrik Schepers},
  journal={American journal of industrial medicine},
  volume={27 4},
  • G. W. Schepers
  • Published 1 April 1995
  • Medicine
  • American journal of industrial medicine
This commentary challenges a recently published perception that Dr. Le Roy Upson Gardner had not actually discovered in 1942 that inhaled chrysotile fibers could induce malignant neoplasia in mice. The handwritten laboratory notes and some of Dr. Gardner's slides have recently been found. They verify that the tumors he saw in the mice included truly malignant neoplasms. Gardner had by then also accumulated 11 cases of human lung cancer (two mesotheliomas) derived from Quebec asbestos miners and… 

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