Medicine: Adrenalin for the Dead

No matter how often the Soviet scientific line may twist and turn, Russian researchers have never lost interest in revival of the "dead." They were working on it before the Revolution of 1905, and in 1952 Professor Vladimir Aleksandrovich Negovsky won a Stalin Prize of 100,000 rubles for such work in his Laboratory of Experimental Physiology for Reviving of Organisms. Still at it, he has now piled up an impressive score of patients plucked from the brink of beyond.

Naturally, the Soviet scientists define carefully the conditions under which their technique can be expected to work. It is no good, they...

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