Medicine: The Prescriptions of Chairman Mao

Peking has banned the publication of medical journals since 1968, and if the authorities compile comprehensive statistics, they arc unknown in the West. But when a handful of American physicians and scientists followed the table tennis players last year, expert outsiders got a good look at how Maoist medicine is being practiced today. TIME interviewed four of the doctors: Paul Dudley White, the Boston cardiologist; Samuel Rosen, a Manhattan ear specialist; E. Grey Dimond, provost for the health sciences at the University of Missouri's new Kansas City School of Medicine; and Victor Sidel, head of the department of social...

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