Medicine: Russians Recant

Russian medical researchers raised the hopes of multiple sclerosis* victims in 1956 with claims that they had 1) found the virus that causes the illness, and 2 made a vaccine that is useful in treating it.

First man to prick the bubble of the Soviet claims was George W. A. Dick of Queen's University, Belfast: he charged that the Russian "vaccine" was actually a preparation perilously akin to live rabies virus; as a treatment, it did no good and was potentially dangerous.

Recently, Dr. Dick visited Moscow. Dr. Antonina K. Shubladze (TiME, Nov. 11),...

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