The Hemisphere: Moscow Mercy Mission

In 1959 the Soviet Union awarded Canada's world-famed neurosurgeon, Dr. Wilder Penfield, honorary membership in the Soviet Academy of Sciences, a rare honor for a nonCommunist. Last week the Soviet government thought of Dr. Penfield again. In Moscow the Soviet's top theoretical physicist, Lev Davidovich Landau, 54, lay in a coma after an auto accident. To Dr. Penfield in Montreal went a telephone call from Moscow for help.

Though now retired, Dr. Penfield took off by jet, at Landau's bedside joined a team of French, Czech and Russian doctors. They decided that Landau...

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