Medicine: Capsules, may 31, 1954

¶After a panel of chest surgeons and physicians in Atlantic City, N.J. had reached substantial agreement that there is some connection between heavy cigarette smoking and lung cancer, Boston's Dr. Richard Overholt asked whether any of the doctors was so convinced that he was ready to swear off smoking. Not a hand was raised.

¶When Wayne Sturdevant, 32, was shot during an argument, the bullet lodged in a heart cavity. As a surgeon at Seattle's Swedish Hospital was removing it, the bullet slipped from his forceps and traveled down a large vein, against the blood flow, into the abdomen. So the...

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