Medicine: The Heart at Work & Play

Which is harder on the heart—work or leisure? This question got the full-dress treatment last week by 70 specialists from the U.S., Britain, Canada, Germany, Sweden and Finland, gathered in Milwaukee for a conference* on work and the heart. From studies designed to find out how much work a man can safely do after a heart attack, they developed some startling facts.

Drs. Amasa B. Ford and Herman K. Hellerstein of Cleveland's Western Reserve University noted that by far the most strenuous of all human activity is "play" —carried to the extreme of championship...

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