Leonard Engel

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The new books — From the February 1965 issue

Science crosses specialty lines

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The race to create life

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Why we don’t wipe out polio

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Surgery for strokes

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Exploring the great deeps

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Electronic helpers for ailing hearts

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Heart surgery

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A new attack on our number 1 killer

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The science without a name

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What Einstein was up to

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The Salk vaccine

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What caused the mess?

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Do we have to give up smoking?

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Shock

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The herald of death

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Get a good scientist . . . and let him alone

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Electronic calculators

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Brainless but bright

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Caution

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Medical statistics at work

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The long, slow battle with cancer

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The automatic heart

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Little gadget with a large future

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Cortisone and plenty of it

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ACTH, Cortisone, & Co.

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