Michael DeBakey with Russian colleagues


Title:
Michael DeBakey with Russian colleagues
Description:
DeBakey is standing third from the right.. DeBakey visited the Soviet Union from December 15-20, 1958, at a time when the United States and USSR were locked in a deadly arms race, the Cold War. People lived in fear of nuclear annihilation, anticommunist politicians created an atmosphere of suspicion and paranoia in the United States government, and the people of each country looked upon each other with mounting hostility. DeBakey's visit, enabled by Boris Petrovsky, Minister of Health, and Professor Alexander Alexandrovich Vishnevsky of the Academy of Medical Sciences of the USSR, was nothing short of remarkable. DeBakey continued to foster medical collaboration with the Soviet Union, making a number of subsequent visits from the 1960s to the 1990s, when he advised President Boris Yeltsin's physicians about his coronary bypass surgery.
Extent:
1 pages
Date Created:
June 1960
Right Type:
Rights Could Not Be Determined - Release
Right Statement:
Courtesy of Katrin DeBakey.
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Subject:
Russia
Profiles in Science ID:
FJBBFY
NLM ID:
101743405X81
Genre:
Photographic prints
Format:
Still Image
Location:
Box: 30