REPUBLICANS: Victory with Vitamins

By the time Candidate Richard Nixon went back aboard his DC-6 after enduring the 92° heat in Phoenix, Ariz, last week, his face was flushed, his voice hoarse and his temperature up to nearly 100°. His friend and trip physician, Dr. Malcom Todd, made the diagnosis: weakened by a solid month's worry, strain and work, with only a day and a half of rest, Dick Nixon had a severe case of flu. Todd began dosing Nixon with Achromycin and Mysteclin, spraying his raw throat with cortisone and Pontocaine, urged him to slow down his 15,000-mile swing through the length...

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