The Cure A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War Read & Download Ê 104


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  1. says:

    An interesting account of science under the Soviet Union Some of the accounts seem too crazy to be true My only complaint is that Krementsov spends too much time detailing the actual science behind their studies even the irrelevant ones instead of the political and social conseuences


  2. says:

    Intesting story of how the politics of the Soviet science arena may have de railed a promising anti cancer drug


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The Cure A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Nikolai Krementsov

Did America try to steal Soviet cancer secrets And how could a cancer cure turn into a biological atomic bomb Nikolai Krementsov's compelling tale of cancer and politics is the story of a husband and wife team who developed a promising anticancer treatment in Stalin's Russia only to see their discovery entangled in Cold War rivalries ideological conflict and scientific turf warsIn 1946 Nina Kliueva and Grigorii Roskin announced the discovery of a preparation able to dissolve tumors in mice Preliminary clinical trials suggested that KR n.

review The Cure A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War

Amed after its developers might work in humans as well Media hype surrounding KR prompted the US ambassador to the Soviet Union to seek US Soviet cooperation in perfecting the possible cure But the escalating Cold War gave this American interest a double edge Though it helped Kliueva and Roskin solicit impressive research support from the Soviet leadership including Stalin it also thrust the couple into the center of an ideological confrontation between the superpowers Accused of divulging state secrets to America the couple were put on.

review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Ð Nikolai Krementsov

A show trial and their antipatriotic sins were condemned in Soviet stage and film productions Parlaying their notoriety into increased funding Kliueva and Roskin continued their research but envious colleagues discredited their work and took over their institute For years work on KR languished and ceased entirely with the deaths of Kliueva and Roskin But recently the Russian press reported that work on KR has begun again reopening this illuminating story of the intersection among Cold War politics personal ideals and biomedical researc.

  • Paperback
  • 277
  • The Cure A Story of Cancer and Politics from the Annals of the Cold War
  • Nikolai Krementsov
  • English
  • 13 October 2018
  • 9780226452852