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MEDICINE AND THE WAR

JAMA. 1943;121(10):766-768. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840100052017.
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SCIENTIFIC WORK IN LENINGRAD  PROF. K. KERCHEEVSupplied by Soviet Scientists' Antifascist CommitteeA rather large volume entitled "Works of the Institute for Advanced Training of Medical Practitioners" has just been published. The volume deals with sixty-eight researches carried out during the first year of the war. In September 1941 the battle front was approaching the gates of Leningrad. The streets, houses and hospitals were being bombed and shelled; the city's food supply was cut off by blockade; the hospitals were deprived of electricity, dressings, equipment and medicines, but still the city did not surrender. In spite of incessant air attacks the doctors continued to treat the sick and the wounded and at the same time made numerous attempts to discover new medicines to replace those usually employed but then unobtainable.The problem of healing wounds was the chief concern of the medical men in Leningrad. The members of the

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