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Thursday, 13 May 1965

Senator FITZGERALD (NEW SOUTH WALES) - 1 ask the

Minister representing the Minster for Health whether he will seek immediate advice from the Minister for Health or his Department on a report by the medical authorities of the United States of America on the new wonder drug known as D.M.S.O., with which American scientists are experimenting. It is stated in the report that three scientists engaged in developing the drug have indicated to the United States Cancer Society in New Orleans that possibly it can bc used effectively in the treatment of cancer. Because this is a matter of urgency to many sufferers of this dreaded complaint, and to their families, will the Minister bring this request to the attention of the Minister for Health so that his Department may be kept fully informed on the development of this drug? If it is as successful as the claim indicates, its early use in Australia may save many lives and alleviate much suffering.

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