Medicine: Capsules, Jan. 7, 1952

¶ Of scores of babies in medical records who have been born with the heart outside the body, only five had ever been operated on, and none had ever lived more than twelve hours. So Deborah Kay Angelo of Tacoma, Wash, was making medical history: the sixth such baby to undergo surgery, Deborah Kay had lived a month, seemed to be doing fine. Last week she developed a fever and refused food; within hours, her heart stopped beating.

¶ When an older person has a heart attack, anxious friends often tell themselves, "It's bad...

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