Medicine: Pools of Healing

From the 18-story tower building of the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Senate Majority Leader Lyndon Johnson went home last week, remarkably recovered after a severe heart attack. Only the week before, the President of the U.S. had driven up to Walter Reed Army Medical Center, on Washington's outskirts, to have his eyes tested for new bifocals. (It turned out that he did not need any.) Almost any time a Washington VIP needs medical attention, one of the two big military hospitals is likely to be picked for his care. By Act...

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