"There has never been any argument here," said one official of the U.N.'s World Health Organization last week, "never any East-West what-not." Said another, complaining that WHO never made the front pages: "Our delegates are too damned cooperative." Last week, as it must to all international organizations, the rude East-West "whatnot" finally came to WHO.

One of WHO's most cooperative delegates had been Russia's able, stocky Physician Nikolai Arkadievich Vinogradov. Russia, which had refused to join any other U.N.-established specialized agency, became a member of WHO even before the U.S. It was...

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