Radio: Prognoses

Television bumped shoulders twice last week with the medical profession:

¶ In Syracuse, N.Y., doctors reported widespread "TV tummy" among moppet televiewers. Early symptoms: closing of eyes at too-exciting moments and running out of the room "until the bad man isn't on the screen any more." Later symptoms: cramps and pains due to stomach spasms, often resulting in needless X-ray examinations for appendicitis.

¶ In Washington, D.C., CBS Newscaster Walter Cronkite telephoned his physician, Dr. John G. Ball, was told, before he had even said there was anything wrong, that he was suffering from tracheal bronchitis. Explained Dr. Ball: "I've been watching you...

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