Medicine: A New Kidney from Moscow

As head of the special surgical team at New York Hospital, Dr. William Stubenbord routinely performs more than a hundred kidney transplants a year. But there was something special about one of his cases last week. The kidney that he transplanted into a 32-year-old man had been taken from a Russian teenager fatally injured only 48 hours earlier in a Moscow traffic accident.

The successful surgery was an encouraging example of medical détente that began last summer when Dr. Albert Rubin, director of the hospital's Rogosin Kidney Center, visited Moscow's Institute of Transplantation,...

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