The Press: Atkinson Reviews New York

Last week the New York Times received a dispatch from one of its ace staff members, written from a Manhattan hospital bed. It came from thin, thoughtful Brooks Atkinson, who chucked 20 years of play reviewing to become a war correspondent. During his two years in China for the Times, he watched a hungry nation fight a lean war, saw men killed, and lost his own health. Since returning to the U.S. two months ago, he has been in & out of hospitals, recovering first from jaundice, then from an operation.

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