Medicine: New Broom

For hospitalized veterans, things were looking up last week. Rotund, hard-working Major General Paul R. Hawley, onetime Chief Surgeon of the ETO, began work as the Veterans' Administration's medical boss.

Dr. Hawley found things in pretty much the mess that VA critics have described: VA hospitals were overcrowded,* understaffed and mired down in politics. Said he: "It was a mighty sick thing we took over, and there aren't going to be any miracles."

But in a spot where any action is something of a miracle, General Hawley has begun to act. He has decided on...

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