Medicine: Slowdown on Research

It may sound dramatic to say so, but today, lights are going out in laboratories in many parts of America.

Dr. Arthur Kornberg, Nobel laureate and Stanford University professor of biochemistry, who made that gloomy statement in March before the House Subcommittee on Public Health and Environment, was not exaggerating. In its proposed budget for the fiscal year beginning July 1, the Nixon Administration has drastically cut federal support for research projects, medical schools and hospitals. As a result, many doctors and scientists fear that American medical research—long pre-eminent in the world—could be...

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