Medical mission to Moscow
Women’s work, day care, and early Cold War politics in twentieth-century America
Journal of Policy History
The article presents a case study of a medical research mission to Moscow in the Soviet Union in 1946. It describes a mission undertaken by U.S. marriage and family counselor Emily Hartshorne Mudd to Moscow with American-Soviet Medical Society (ASMS) business manager Robert Leslie and Mudd's husband, ASMS president Stuart Mudd. The article states that the group studied Soviet health care policies toward women and children and became targets of anticommunist groups in the U.S. upon their return.