Medicine: The E in Hearts

Out of Canada last week came news of a startling scientific discovery: a treatment for heart disease (the nation's No. i killer) which so far has succeeded against all common forms of the ailment.

Like so many research triumphs, this one had been almost an accident. Thirteen years ago a London, Ont. obstetrician named Evan Vere Shute became interested in vitamin E, whose natural sources are in whole grain; he had a hunch that it produced a salutary effect on heart and blood vessels. When a fellow member of his church—his only male patient—complained...

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