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Friends and colleagues: From left, K. Brooks Low, David Bermudes, John M. Pawelek
The association between bacterial infection and tumor regression has existed since the turn of the century. William B. Coley, attending bone surgeon at Memorial Hospital, now Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, noticed that patients who developed severe infections after surgery for sarcoma fared much better than those who did not develop postoperative infections. Based on these observations, Coley purified...
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