Medicine: North Viet Nam's Rx

Hanoi recently invited a quartet of American physicians—Drs. Morris Simon, Peter Wolff and Pierce Gardner of Harvard Medical School and George Roth of San Francisco—to inspect North Viet Nam's health-care system. The four spent a week touring rural and urban facilities. They said that they were able to see nearly everything they wished, though their hosts were obviously interested in showing off their best facilities. Interviewed by TIME last week, the doctors offered this appraisal:

Many countries have met the medical challenges of war; North Viet Nam seems to have surmounted them. Despite a blockade and almost daily bombings, the North...

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