Medicine: Cancer in Russia

In the Soviet Union, as in other industrial nations, cancer ranks second only to heart and artery diseases as a cause of death. But Western medical men have had only a sketchy idea of what Russian medicine was doing about this universal plague. In Moscow last week, at the Eighth International Cancer Congress, some 5,000 delegates from all over the world (including 600 from the U.S.) got a revealing view of Soviet research into the origins and treatment of cancer.

With an almost infinite variety of climate, peoples and living habits, the...

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