Cue the Shirley Bassey theme song!
Via Laurence Jarvik and the Washington Post, a tale of spies, poison and secret medical derring-do that would make Ian Fleming proud:
A team of U.S. doctors, headed by a University of Virginia professor, secretly flew to Vienna in mid-December to assist in the treatment of then-Ukrainian presidential candidate Viktor Yushchenko, according to U.S. officials, two of the doctors and the head of the Austrian clinic visited by Yushchenko.
The team's role in Yushchenko's recovery from an apparently deliberate case of massive dioxin poisoning has been undisclosed until now, largely because U.S. officials and the doctors did not want to appear to interfere in the political drama of the Ukrainian elections.
Jarvik's right: this should be a movie. Now, who can we cast as Yushchenko?