Chemotherapy In The Early 1940's

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Alfred Gilman Sr.

Alfred Gilman Sr. created chemotherapy in the early 1940’s. Chemotherapy is a treatment for cancer and is sometimes referred to as chemo. “The goal of chemo is to stop or slow the growth of cancer cells.” Chemotherapy consists of drugs and medicines to treat cancer. “Cancer occurs when certain cells in the body keep dividing and forming more cells without the ability to stop this process.” In the early development of chemotherapy, it was shown that chemotherapy killed lymphatic tissue. As a final point, chemotherapy is an operation used to help cure cancer.
In the process of making chemotherapy, Gilman worked interdependently with Louis S. Goodman. Gilman and Goodman were to investigate new chemical warfare agents. “Early

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