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February 29, 1936

Foreign Letters

JAMA. 1936;106(9):716-721. doi:10.1001/jama.1936.02770090052021

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LONDON  (From Our Regular Correspondent)Jan. 22, 1936.

Report of Cancer Research Fund  In the annual report of the Imperial Cancer Research Fund the retirement of the director, Dr. J. A. Murray, who had occupied his post since 1915, the second year of the inception of the fund, is recorded. With Dr. Bashford he laid the foundation for the experimental investigation of cancer by proving that it is not confined to man, as was at one time believed. The material they collected on the natural incidence of cancer in mice provided investigators with a knowledge of the disease in this species equal to that in man. It enabled Dr. Murray subsequently to demonstrate the hereditary factor of the disease. He confirmed the observations of Jensen on transplantation and showed the important fact that this was due to an actual transplantation of living cells and not to an infection of the

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