Dr. Crazy Finds Cure For Cancer
Mustard Gas was first used by the Germans in World War I to gas French soldiers. The gas only killed 1% of the soldiers exposed to it, but the side effects of the chemical were enough to significantly slow whole advancing armies and to contaminate large areas of land that could have been used in strategic positioning.
Mustard gas is a chemical weapon that is dispersed in aerosol form. There is little, if any, immediate effect, but 4-24 hours afterward, those exposed to the chemical experience severe blistering of the skin and lungs. Exposure to more than 50% of the body is usually fatal.
Between the 1940′s and the 1980′s, mustard gas (in liquid form) was one of the key ingredients in chemotherapy for Hodgkins Lymphoma. During World War I doctors found that exposure to mustard gas slowed cell division in those exposed to it, which is the main objective of most cancer treatments.
That’s right, mustard gas is used to cure cancer. Even today it is still used in some places, it is the first drug in the MOPP chemotherapy cocktail.
I, however, am treated with a newer kind of chemotherapy cocktail, ABVD, and nobody’s giving me mustard gas. It’s no wonder, though, that chemotherapy has gotten such an intimidating reputation over the years.