1948

1948: World first use of chemotherapy on leukemia patients

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Chemotherapy used for the first time on leukemia patients, in the world’s first controlled trial of the drug by Dr John Colebatch.

 

Image:
Dr John Colebatch, 1968
The Royal Children’s Hospital; Parkville, Victoria
Gelatin silver photograph

1948