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Soviet Doctor Cures ‘sleeping Sickness’ by Severing Nerves

Mr. Mashansky, an assistant at the Institute of Traumatology at Leningrad, has cured a victim of “sleeping sickness” by an operation upon the spinal cord. The surgeon succeeded in halting the constant trembling of the patient’s hands and legs, a symptom characterizing the disease, by severing those nerves which transmit pain sensations from the spinal cord to the muscles of the legs.

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