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February 6, 1943


JAMA. 1943;121(6):436-439. doi:10.1001/jama.1943.02840060054015

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EXPERIMENTAL MEDICINE IN RUSSIA IN THE WAR  PROFESSOR LAVRENTIEV(Supplied by the Russian Embassy)The All Union Institute of Experimental Medicine (VIEM) is the greatest medical research institute in the Soviet Union. Recently it celebrated its fiftieth anniversary. Besides I. Pavlov and Savich, many conspicuous scientists are associated with the institute, including Bykov and Speransky.Shortly before the outbreak of war against Germany, the institute had two leading scientific centers, located in Moscow and in Leningrad, and a special biologic station with a monkey nursery at Sukhumi in the Caucasus.Of particular interest in the studies carried out by I. P. Pavlov and his school is the production of the nervous diseases and neuroses in animals. Evidence from extensive investigations undertaken in the department of pathology, headed by academician Speransky, showed the leading role of the nervous system in human conditions of disease.Among the clinical studies are those by

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