A film about the surgeon R. S. Akchurin. Chronicle footage: Peru, 1970, the aftermath of the earthquake, students of the I Moscow Medical Institute provide assistance to the victims, including R. Akchurin; Moscow students dismantle the rubble. R. Akchurin is in operation, talks about himself (synchronously), meets and talks with M. DeBakey, a cardiologist from the United States, E. Chazov is present. R. Akchurin at home, with his family with his wife. Akchurin's wife gives interviews (synchronously).