Medicine: Cadaver Crisis

In the midst of the greatest human slaughter in history, there is a serious shortage of corpses: the bodies of battle victims are not available to medical schools. This wartime shortage is a serious handicap to medical students who, to learn their business properly, should dissect at least half of a human body. Nowadays, a student may get only a quarter of a corpse to himself, often has to watch another dissect.

Last week the cadaver crisis was viewed with alarm by experts on both sides of the Atlantic: Dr. Neville Goodman of London,...