Surgery: The Appalling State Of Russian Hospitals

Pittsburgh Oral Surgeon Robert M.

Hall was delighted by the invitation to visit Soviet hospitals. Like many Ameri cans, he figured that Russia's scientific skills in space and nuclear weaponry must reflect a similar competence in medicine. He was anxious to learn what ever he could.

Fortnight ago Dr. Hall returned from his two-week tour in Leningrad and Moscow as a guest of the Soviet Min istry of Health. He was disappointed.

"I learned nothing," he said. "There is no area of equipment or research or in strumentation that comes close to that in...

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