Every silver lining has a cloud

Dalrymple notes that until the 1960s, Hodgkin’s disease was

essentially untreatable and invariably fatal.

Then a combination of radiotherapy and chemotherapy

improved the prognosis dramatically to the point of cure.


it emerged that those who survived their Hodgkin’s were more than usually susceptible to developing a second cancer.

Hodgkin’s grave at Jaffa: Humani nihil a se alienum putabat


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