ATOMIC AGE: In Sickness & in Health

Last winter Jan Masaryk vigorously denied reports that Czechoslovakia's famed Jachymov uranium mines were still under Russian control. Last month, when foreign correspondents visited Jachymov, they were plied with spa water from its radioactive springs but not allowed anywhere near the mines. Last week Prague's Obzory said that Russian experts were "at Jachymov in 'scientific closure' " and that both Soviet and Czech troops were on guard there. Added Obzory: "It is necessary for security to renounce visits to the spa by guests from foreign lands."

Karel Suchoparek, Czechoslovakia's national director of spas, explained that he had kept foreign patients...

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