THE PRESIDENCY: Check-Up

Louis McHenry Howe, gnomish "no-man" to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, died in 1936. Since that time only one man has consistently said "No" to the President—and last week he said "Yes."

This was Ross Mclntire, White House doctor, a small, baldish, informal man who pays no attention to the heavy titles and gold braid—Rear Admiral, Surgeon General of the U. S. Navy—conferred on him by a grateful President. After nearly seven years of checking up on Mr. Roosevelt's health, Admiral Mclntire last week told the President he could let himself go. This...

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