Science: Stratosphere Conditioning?

Soviet science may be laggard in prestige and solidity, * but it is certainly not so in imagination. A report from Moscow's Laboratory for Aviation Medicine last week reminded observers of the conditioning courses for newborn and unborn babies described in Brave New World, Novelist Aldous Huxley's sarcastic peek into a lurid future. The possibility raised in Moscow by the experiments of Professor V. V. Streltsov was that of training young Reds to become stratosphere pilots who would thrive in the tenuous upper air. have no need of oxygen from tanks.

Dr. Streltsov had...

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