National Affairs: Take Care of My Boy

In his place in the vortex of the crisis last week, Secretary of State John Foster Dulles was suddenly stricken with acute abdominal pains and moved to Walter Reed Army Hospital. There Dulles, 68. lay on the operating table for 2½ hours while surgeons snipped a piece of tissue about 1¾ inches in diameter from his large intestine, bottled it and shot it by pneumatic tube to the hospital's pathological labs for a routine biopsy. Next day the surgeons reported their finding: cancer of the lower intestine. But they added: there is "no evidence whatsoever of extension of this lesion to...

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