INDIA: Only One Answer

Mohandas K. Gandhi last week survived a crisis that had caused a panel of nine reputable doctors and the people of India to believe that this time he would die. At week's end Gandhi's uremic condition improved. He was more cheerful, weak but "perky." This week it appeared that his aged but surprisingly resilient body would last out his 21-day fast.

Doctors said that a change in Gandhi's diet from sour lime juice to sweetened juice on the 12th day had stopped his nausea and possibly prevented his death. Gandhi himself said: "God intends me to live."

A sense of anticlimax was...

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