Now you know: Babe Ruth was one of the first cancer patients to get chemo/radiation


Maybe you knew already, as this was first reported in 1998. But I never heard about it. Today at, Dr. Howard Markel tells the story of how baseball’s biggest star also played a role in pioneering cancer treatment: he was one of the first cancer patients who were treated with combinations of chemotherapy and radiation.

An interesting story with a link back to the original New York Times story uncovering that most interesting fact about one of baseball’s most interesting characters.