THE PRESIDENCY: The Time of Healing

It was a week of healing. The dead muscle tissue in President Eisenhower's heart had been carried away in the blood stream by "scavenger" cells, and new building cells were coming in to set up the fibrous tissue that would be a scar on the front wall of his heart.

The improvement in the President's condition could be charted by what his physicians were letting him do. His diet became more flexible. In midweek, former Sergeant John Moaney, the President's valet, stewed up a kettle of Ike's famed two-day vegetable soup, brought it to the hospital for a lunch. Physicians permitted...

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