Medicine: The Case of John Kidder

It was going to be a quiet vacation for John Faus Kidder and his family. John Kidder, a 31-year-old supervisor in a Du Pont fabric plant, spent the first few days close to his home in Fairfield, Conn., lazing on the beach and playing golf. He washed and waxed the car. Then his wife and three children piled into it for the drive up the Hudson River valley to Troy, where they were going to spend a week with his parents. On the way, they stopped at Hyde Park and saw the grave of the...

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