Medicine: Beacon at Buenos Aires

No South American scientist had ever been awarded such honors in the U.S. In Manhattan last week, Argentina's Dr. Bernardo Alberto Houssay was made an honorary fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine. In Boca Raton, Fla., the American Pharmaceutical Manufacturers Association gave him its first award for distinguished research. Eminent U.S. scientists acclaimed the shy Argentine "the world's greatest living physiologist."

The object of all this kudos was a small, quiet, black-eyed, 60-year-old man stiffly dressed in a black sack coat and old-fashioned starched collar. Because he signed a wartime manifesto favoring "democracy and American solidarity," he was promptly fired...

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