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April 2, 1910


JAMA. 1910;LIV(14):1148. doi:10.1001/jama.1910.02550400034009

To overcome the ravages of cancer has become a fixed purpose with the medical profession, and the struggle has aroused the active interest of the general public. Endowments and other gifts for the study of cancer have reached a large sum. We recently1 called attention to some of the large benefactions for this purpose. In this connection, an announcement made in the news columns of this issue is of especial interest. The St. Louis Skin and Cancer Hospital, one of the few institutions in the United States already doing good work along this line, is to establish and equip a research laboratory for the study of cancer. A new building is being erected, and from a liberal endowment, a large portion of which is already subscribed, a sum is annually to be appropriated exclusively for cancer research. Dr. Leo Loeb, formerly professor of experimental pathology in the University of

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