National Affairs: Bottleneck in Bed

The President's eyes, ears, nose and legs went to bed last week. After a long weekend of conferences with the President at Hyde Park, Harry Hopkins was taken directly from Washington's Union Station to the Naval Hospital, and bedded there for a "check-up."

Hopkins, a much-suffering man, chronically ill with vague internal maladies which have been diagnosed as everything from gastric ulcers to nervous stomach, has been in good health (for him) for more than a year, suffered a recent relapse only when he lost his pills in Moscow. The importance of Hopkins' illness was in his position as a Washington influence....

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