Medicine: Heart Throbs

A slim young doctor strides through the wards of Montefiore Hospital, New York. He stops at a bed, reads a chart, scrutinizes a face, listens to a heart. He prescribes and strides on, his necktie, but not his thoughts, dangling loosely. He is Dr. Morris M. Weiss. Twenty-six-year-old Dr. Weiss already has two discoveries on heart disease to his credit. One discovery was that auricular fibrillation (a form of heart disease in which the heart fibres rustle like breeze-tossed leaves) was common among children. Dr. Weiss made the discovery by shrewdly interpreting...

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