Medicine: Soviet Drug Research

If the Russians can achieve their goal in drug research they will be, in effect, ten feet tall by 1960. This is suggested by an article in the Moscow journal, Pharmacology and Toxicology, about the Soviets' five-year plan (1956-60) for pharmacological research. A major aim of the Soviet plan, as translated last week by the U.S. National Institutes of Health, is to develop "pharmacological substances that normalize higher nervous activity and heighten human capacity for work." In plain English, the Russians are looking for drugs like the "psychic energizers" foreseen by New York's Dr. Nathan S. Kline (TIME, Feb. 24), that...

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