7“Doctors of the World, Unite!”

The survivors will envy the dead.—NIKITA KHRUSHCHEVMankind must put an end to war, or war will put an end to mankind.—JOHN F. KENNEDY

WE RETURNED HOME from Geneva exhilarated, but we had no time to relax, reflect, or crow over our achievement in connecting with Soviet doctors. We were on a motorized treadmill with barely three months to launch a world congress. Enthusiasm and passion could no longer compensate for the lack of staff, lack of an office, lack of money, lack of a conference site, lack of public outreach, and lack of a program (speakers, moderators, translators, and so on). Who would do all the necessary chores?

We were overwhelmed. Transportation and meals had to be arranged, programs written ...

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