Discovery of Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy Vials

Louis Goodman discovers nitrogen mustards can be used in the treatment of cancer. Goodman studied chemical warfare agents during WWII and published a paper reporting the use of nitrogen mustards as the first chemotherapeutic agents against Hodgkin's Disease, lymphosarcoma, and leukemias.1

  • 1Goodman, Louis S., et al. "Landmark Perspective: Nitrogen Mustard Therapy." JAMA. 251 (1984): 2255-2261. [PUBMED]