Panel 4:Laetril (or Laetrile) is a real-world drug chemically
related to amygdaline, a substance found naturally in the pits of apricots and
various other fruits.It was marketed as
a cancer cure but ultimately found to be fraudulent.
Panel 5:The fact that Moloch has cancer will become
important later in the series, as this will be part of the basis for publicly
indicting Dr. Manhattan.