Medicine: Continuing War

The largest lecture room at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago was jammed one day last week. Every one of the 325 seats was taken; 150 people stood in the aisles. Word had gone around that Dr. Otto Warburg, 65, respectfully called "the Old Man," was going to make his first public report since he arrived from Germany last June.

A Nobel Prizewinner (1931), Warburg is a biochemist about whom anecdotes crystallize. In the '305 the Nazis had winked at the fact that he was "non-Aryan," allowed him to keep on working in the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute. Warburg's...

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