Medicine: Voyage to Boston

"A blow on the nose to British surgery," harrumphed an anonymous British doctor, quoted in London's Sunday Express, when Foreign Secretary Anthony Eden's physicians announced that their distinguished patient would fly to Boston to be operated on by the Lahey Clinic's Dr. Richard Cattell. Actually, the decision represented no skin off anybody's nose. With an admirable lack of professional jealousy, Eden's British doctors recognized that the Foreign Secretary, still ailing after two operations in London, needed a specialized skill which Dr. Cattell had developed as highly as any surgeon in the world. And the best place for Dr. Cattell to operate...

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