Published in Cancer Weekly, March 8th, 1999
The idea that many of the most serious illnesses may be caused sometimes by infections has emerged as one of the most provocative frontiers of medical research. Scientists said this hypothesis, if true, could have as profound an impact on the way medicine is practiced as the discovery of penicillin in 1928.
"It opens the door to several kinds of interventions," Paul Ewald, Amherst College, a proponent of the idea, said in an interview. One such intervention is a vaccination against...
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