Medicine: Heart Murmurs

Many people whose doctors tell them that they have something the matter with their hearts have nothing of the sort. That is the conclusion of three Manhattan physicians, headed by Dr. Leonard J. Goldwater, after a ten-year study of hundreds of "heart cases" sent to them by the New York State Employment Service, which wanted to find out what kind of work was suitable for its "handicapped" clients.

The three doctors worked in a special clinic set up at Bellevue Hospital. They took their time—unlike many of the doctors who had diagnosed the patients originally. Among 631 cases, 175 (or 28%)...

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